- People – buy-in from the organization’s top personnel all the way down to the bottom;
- Planning – consider aspects such as your objectives, key drivers, and your desired target;
- Projects – what projects will you take on to reach your target? These can be anything from behavioural campaigns to infrastructure retrofits;
- Performance – to manage energy, it must be measured. Consider what tracking tools and metrics will be used to measure your success.
On Tuesday, October 2nd, Save on Energy: Energy Management for Organizations was held at the Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo Conference Centre. Featuring three knowledgeable guest speakers, this event gave professionals an opportunity to discuss the benefits of implementing energy management and energy efficiency projects in their own offices and workplaces. Greg Rushby, the founding principal of Rushby Energy Solutions Inc., was the first speaker. Greg offered a great introduction to the morning by outlining what energy management means for organizations. Energy management is a continuous, profitable, measured, and organization-wide process that attempts to maximize efficiency in energy use. According to Greg, there are four ‘P’s’ of successful energy management including: