In addition to these resources, energy programs require a few key ingredients to be successful.
Step one: Make energy a priority for the organization
Company leadership and management need to support developing a corporate energy program by making energy management an organization priority.
Step two: Take responsibility for energy
Someone has to be responsible for energy or little will get done. Initially, this might be the energy manager. Over time, responsibility can be expanded to include a team of people who support the energy manager. To learn how to form a team, consult Teaming Up to Save Energy.
Step three: Look beyond single projects
Energy management is a commitment to manage energy across all operations -- more than just a few energy projects. Shift the thinking from completing projects here and there to creating an energy management program that is able to sustain savings for the long run.