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The first step to starting a successful energy management program is reviewing the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. These guidelines are based on the best practices of thousands of successful partners. When it comes to saving energy, they represent the industry standard. 

Second, get buy-in. Having the support of senior-level executives and program staff will help ensure energy efficiency becomes a core business practice that continues to drive savings, year after year.  

Once everyone is onboard, make a commitment to improving efficiency that includes measurable goals and responsible parties. 

And lastly, figure out your starting point. By assessing your current energy program, you can figure out where you are … and where you want to go.  

Follow the links on the left to set off in the right direction.

Start today! Our biggest struggle, throughout the course of the project, was getting the project off the ground. However, once we started making small initial changes, everything started to snowball, and we began making noticeable strides toward our energy conservation goals.

~ Nelly Gomez, Vons Credit Union, #1 winner, bank/financial institution category, 2012 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition