The ENERGY STAR Action Workbooks (and associated appendices) are resources that help walk Small Businesses and Congregations through the ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management. These workbooks provide sector-specific technical information and strategies to help individuals create a tailored energy efficiency plan that works for their organization.
Do you have energy efficiency projects that have been postponed or rejected due to capital budget limitations, other projects with better returns, or lack of expertise? Yet, from your perspective the project should be a “no brainer” due to the immediate positive cash flows generated by the energy savings. Understanding your organization’s decision-making process, being able to effectively speak to the benefit of improved cash flow, and improving your financial literacy can greatly increase your probability of receiving approval for a project. The self-funding aspect of energy efficiency is often under-appreciated by senior management, and you want to be able to clearly address any questions, concerns, and benefits.