Identify internal roles - Determine who should be
involved and what their responsibilities will be. Depending on your
organization and action plan, this might include departments such
- capital investments, budget planning
Human resources -
staffing, training, and performance standards
Supply management -
procurement procedures, energy purchasing and equipment and
Building and plant
Health, and Safety
Identify external roles - Determine the degree to
which consultants, service providers, vendors, and other product
providers will be used. Some organizations may choose to outsource
entire aspects of their action plan while others may only want to
contract with specific vendors for limited projects.
Find outside expertise through the Service & Product Provider
Establish performance metrics for contractors - If
contractors will be used, determine what standards will be used to
evaluate bids and incorporated these metrics into agreements with
Define resources needs - For each project or
program in the action plan, estimate the cost for each item in terms
of both human resources and capital/expense outlay.
Secure resources - Develop the business case for
justifying and gaining funding approval for action plan projects and
See Assess Financial
Value for tools and resources that help build the business case
for investing in energy management.
outside help to implement parts or all of an action plan does not mean
outsourcing responsibility for aspects of an energy management strategy.
The other steps in the energy management strategy still need to be
managed internally to ensure success and realize sustained energy