High energy costs and increasing competition have business owners and executives looking for ways to reduce energy consumption. An organization wide energy management program can help you save substantially on operating costs over the long term, thereby influencing operational practices, equipment purchases and the development of energy-saving policies and procedures. Over time, a successful energy-management program is likely to become part of your overall business strategy.
While energy-management programs can be operated independently, greater results are achieved when they are integrated with quality, safety and environmental programs. For programs to be effective it is recommended that they include the following elements:
- A system for monitoring energy use over time
- Set processes for assessing energy performance
- A plan for continuous improvement, including periodic performance evaluations
- A policy for evaluating and investing in energy-efficient technology, along with the resources and staffing to implement the technology
Contact Hays Service to develop an energy-management program for your business.