To set goals, it is
important to have an informed idea of what level of performance is
achievable and the amount of resources needed.
a variety ways to determine potential. The method you choose will depend
on a number of factors, such as: available resources, time, the nature
of energy use at your facilities, and how the energy program is
used by leading energy programs include:
performance data - Assessing performance and setting
baselines should help to identify differences in energy use between
similar facilities, giving a limited, point-in-time view of your
potential improvement. Performance data spanning a longer period of
time will be more useful for understanding improvement potential.
- Benchmarking provides a yard stick for evaluating opportunity when
enough data is available to show trends in energy use.
Consider using Portfolio Manager and Delta Score Estimator to
rate the current energy performance your facility against
projects and best practices - Evaluate past projects and
best practices at higher-performing facilities to determine the
feasibility of transferring these practices to other parts of the
technical assessments and audits - Identify opportunities
to reduce energy use identified during technical assessments and
audits of poorer performing facilities to serve as a strong basis
for quantifying the potential for improvement.
of similar organizations - Reviewing performance goals of
other organizations can help to guide and inform you of the
potential for your own organization.
organization-wide strategic goals - Strategic as well as
operational goals, such as cost reductions, can also help inform the
goal setting process.