Investing in training and
systems to share successful practices helps ensure the success of the
action plan by building the overall organizational capacity. Many
organizations have found that informed employees are more likely to
contribute ideas, operate equipment properly, and follow procedures,
helping to guarantee that capital investments in energy improvements
will realize their potential.
Using training to help staff understand the importance of energy
performance provides the information necessary to make informed
decisions. Training also provides an excellent opportunity for gathering
employee feedback and evaluations.
and nature of training will vary by organization and your specific
action plan. Common training programs include:
procedural training - Provides instruction on new operating
methods or procedures designed to reduce energy use. Such training
is typically targeted towards specific audiences, such as facility
managers, operations, and maintenance staff.
training - Includes reporting, monitoring, data collection,
and other administrative efforts that support energy management.
training - Gives specific instructions on using and
maintaining equipment or tools to ensure more efficient operation.
Knowledge and Management Information Systems
Computer-based information systems provide a robust means for sharing
information on best practices, technologies, and operational guidance.
While these systems can range from complex databases to a simple
intranet site, they are a centralized and accessible place to store and
transfer energy management information within an organization.
& Management Information Systems are usually organization-specific. They
typically include information on:
- Catalogs successful and effective practices for energy management
within an organization.
- Contains information on known, used, or recommended technologies,
equipment, lighting, HVAC, and so on.
- Houses up-to-date information on specific procedures and operating
Support certification of
energy management credentials and other continuing education
Use ENERGY STAR Training
and Partner Networking to build an informed staff.