An Energy Policy provides
the foundation for successful energy management. It formalizes senior
management's support and articulates the organization's commitment to
energy efficiency for employees, shareholders, the community and other
the experience of ENERGY STAR partners, successful organizations have
energy policies that:
State an objective -
Have a clear, measurable objective that reflects the organization's
commitment, culture and priorities.
- Institute a chain-of-command, define roles in the organization,
and provide the authority for personnel to implement the energy
improvement - Include provisions for evaluating and updating the
policy to reflect changing needs and priorities.
Promote goals - Provide
a context for setting performance goals by linking energy goals to
overall financial and environmental goals of the organization.
the CEO or head of the organization officially issue the policy.
Involve key people in policy development to ensure buy-in.
Tailor the policy to the organization's culture.
it understandable to employees and public alike.
Consider the skills and abilities of management and employees.
Include detail that covers day-to-day operations.
Communicate the policy to all staff and employees, and encourage
them to get involved.
Consider partnering with ENERGY STAR as a basis for your energy