Energy management and reducing energy is a goal for any business, especially when utility rates continue to climb. So here are ten tips for better energy management to help your business cut its energy use.
Engage objective experts: working with objective experts often yields the best results because they have no immediate stake in the results.
Set goals: a must in any business plan
Benchmark: use external benchmarking resources from EPA Energy Star to identify opportunities and best practices that are shared globally.
Invest in energy efficiency: when considering an efficiency project such as lighting retrofits, it's important to prioritize them based on return on investment and successful implementation.
Monitor: monitoring energy and lighting use is an efficient way to reduce energy use
Involve and reward employees
Share best practices throughout your organization: reducing consumption is a global team effort and requires collaboration from all levels. If one part of your business is efficient, it's easy to expand to the rest of your organization.
Be transparent: let your customers know about your efficiency projects because many consumers consider a company's practices before making a buying decision.
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