Reach out to your occupants or employees and empower them to take an active role in improving the efficiency of the place where they work.
Let your occupants or employees be your on-the-ground eyes and ears in the search for energy waste, whether it’s unnecessary lighting, hot or cold spots in the buildings, or equipment that’s rarely used but left running.
Create a mechanism for occupants or employees to share their suggestions with you. Make sure you respond to comments and act on recommendations when feasible. You may even offer a reward for the best energy-saving ideas.
Encourage employees and occupants to create a green team
Lastly, educate staff members about the basic principles of energy management and empower them to establish their own departmental green teams.
- Check out the ENERGY STAR Green Team Checklist for steps and considerations to take into account when establishing a green team.