ENERGY STAR Resources Help Engage Employees

Monday, November 2, 2009

When it comes to saving energy, everyone can make a difference. Developing a successful energy-management program, therefore, requires support at all levels—from the front desk to maintenance to management. But obtaining this buy-in is not just a matter of policies, procedures, memos or mandates. Equally important, staff must understand the impact of their participation—not just with regard to the hotel’s energy reduction goals, but also in the context of the global effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions and the effects of global warming. To help you engage your whole team to the fullest, the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program offers a number of initiatives to increase staff awareness, generate excitement and drive the participation necessary to achieve energy savings.