The Elements of an Energy & Environmental Management Plan
The Elements of an Energy & Environmental Management Plan<br />This short e-book describes the key elements in developing an energy and environmental management plan<br />June 2011<br />Informative Document<br />
Introduction<br />Companies of all sizes are feeling pressure from customers, investors, employees and the marketplace to design, build and manage their facilities in an environmentally sound manner.<br />Your organization may have energy efficiency activities underway or completed a benchmarking exercise, however what are next steps to build upon these actions and create a portfolio-wide program?<br />Our experience has shown that developing a plan which takes a holistic view of data and is focused on driving on-going tangible results is a best practice next step. <br />This short e-book will outline the key elements of an energy and environmental management plan and detail the importance of a total program approach.<br />
What is an Energy & Environmental Plan?<br />A business strategy and framework for energy and environmental matters. Below represents a very simplistic way of looking at the different stages involved in developing an energy and environmental plan. This framework will be discussed through out this e-book.<br />
The Importance of Data<br />Data types, such as energy data, facility data, behavioural data and KPI data, are absolutely essential to developing achievable targets, prioritizing energy efficiency initiatives, engaging customers and employees and<br />tracking the success of the program. <br />Ensuring you have a robust data foundation in place before the program is designed is essential for program success.<br />
Elements of an Energy & Environmental Plan<br />The diagram below represents the conceptual framework of an energy and environmental plan. The following slides will outline each element of this diagram in detail.<br /><ul><li>Perform sample site audits
Operational, behavioural </li></ul>and capital investment opportunities<br /><ul><li>Outline responsibilities and accountabilities
Final Words<br />The properfoundation will drive long term success. <br />Having a well thought out plan will steer you in the right direction during implementation and deliver best results for the program.<br />
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