The US EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Guidelines for Energy Management provide a proven strategy for creating an energy management program focused on continuous improvement of energy performance. This document provides additional information and guidance to make Energy Management a success at an organization. These guidelines are also featured as a resource within the U.S. Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready Navigator tool. The guidelines can be used to gather preliminary information on an energy management system and framework, to better understand Energy Management, and/or to review an energy management program. Primary audiences for this resource include: executives, energy champions, energy teams, sustainability coordinators and executive sponsors.
This Elevator Speech Worksheet is a resource available within the U.S. Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready Navigator tool. It can be used to develop a presentation for selling energy management to top management and other key decision makers. It provides structure to deliver an elevator pitch that is 12 seconds, 30 seconds and three minutes long, and helps users develop energy efficiency vocabulary, KPIs and energy management metrics. Primary audiences for this tool include energy champions, executive sponsors and energy teams, who could use this tool in an organizational fundamentals workshop, an Energy Team or employee engagement activity, or in a professional development workshop.
These Energy Manual Guidelines are a resource available within the U.S. Department of Energy’s 50001 Ready Navigator tool. The document outlines what to include in an Energy Manual. An Energy Manual is a document that summarizes an organization’s EnMS (Energy Management System), is approved by top management, and establishes practices and communication around energy management commitments within an organization. This tool guides a user in creating a stand-alone Energy Manual that is 5-15 pages long and easily understood by all users. It also provides guidance on integrating an Energy Manual into other types of standardization documents in organization, as well as into onboarding documents. Primary audiences for this tool include: energy champions, executive sponsors, energy teams, and executive management.
This is the full evaluation report on Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) Resource Conservation Manager (RCM) program for the 2015 and 2016 program years. Published July 2, 2018.
Northwest utilities and energy efficiency organizations are taking a collaborative approach to Strategic Energy Management. The NW SEM Collaborative was formed in 2011 based on the premise that the region can achieve more working together than can any single utility or organization working alone. The NW SEM Collaborative aims to help energy efficiency program administrators accelerate the adoption of SEM in the industrial and commercial sectors.
In 2017, members of the Northwest SEM Collaborative noticed that Wikipedia still didn’t have an entry for Strategic Energy Management. They formed a work group comprised of volunteers from utilities, SEM delivery contractors, nonprofits, and government agencies, and worked together to develop and launch this SEM Wikipedia page which includes information on energy/non-energy benefits, current activities, common services and more.
This Community Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Implementation Guide outlines a process to help staff engage stakeholders, set tangible goals, target opportunities, and develop a plan to achieve deep and ongoing energy reductions in public building portfolios. Community SEM coordinates activities across departments and establishes clear financial objectives and communication protocols. This framework is applicable to any city, county, regional government, state agency, or school district interested in saving on operating costs, reducing emissions, and leading by-example in their community.
This evaluation focuses on the Efficiency Vermont CEI Pilot, which sought to permanently integrate energy management into facility operations and management. The evaluation independently estimates the pilot’s energy savings as a result of the following four focus areas: capital upgrades, process improvements, predictive maintenance, and employee engagement.
Teaming Up to Save Energy is a “how-to” guide on building an energy management team. This 40-page booklet discusses the structure, launch, and maintenance of an energy team. Examples from ENERGY STAR partner organizations and a checklist are provided to illustrate practices and help with implementation.
An Energy Treasure Hunt is a two- to three-day event that engages employees in identifying low-cost energy savings opportunities from behavioral, operational, and maintenance actions. This 31-page guidebook provides step-by-step guidance on how to organize and execute an Energy Treasure Hunt. Examples from ENERGY STAR partner organizations and checklists are provided to illustrate practices and help with implementation. This guide complements EPA's ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management.
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