Good work deserves to be acknowledged. Recognition from a third party can provide validation for an organization's energy management program. Not only does it provide satisfaction to those involved in earning the recognition, but it can also enhance an organization's public image. A solid reputation contributes to your competitive advantage by making your organization more attractive to customers, students, current and potential employees, lenders, business partners and other stakeholders.
Before seeking recognition from external groups, you may want to determine the most appropriate avenues to pursue. A few ways to gain recognition for your organization's energy management efforts may be:
Participate in established groups, such as government agencies, trade associations, or regional energy conservation groups to demonstrate commitment to achieve results.
Learn more about the ENERGY STAR partnership
Meet widely recognized standards of performance, such as those established by ENERGY STAR, that reflect superior performance.
Read about the ENERGY STAR building label
Read about the ENERGY STAR for Plants
Surpass a variety of predetermined criteria, often both qualitative and quantitative, that identify superior energy management programs.
See if you are eligible for an ENERGY STAR Award
Report progress publicly and to targeted stakeholders that monitor and critique energy performance to let you gain their support or good will.
There are a variety of government programs, industry associations, and other organizations that recognize environmental achievements through energy management.