The Elements of an Energy & Environmental Management Plan This short e-book describes the key elements in developing an energy and environmental management plan June 2011 Informative Document
Introduction 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. 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? 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. 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.
What is an Energy & Environmental Plan? 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.
The Importance of Data 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 tracking the success of the program. Ensuring you have a robust data foundation in place before the program is designed is essential for program success.
Elements of an Energy & Environmental Plan 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.