Performance goals drive
energy management activities and promote continuous improvement. Setting
clear and measurable goals is critical for understanding intended
results, developing effective strategies, and reaping financial gains.
Well-stated goals guide daily decision-making and are the basis for
tracking and measuring progress. Communicating and posting goals can
motivate staff to support energy management efforts throughout the
Energy Director in conjunction with the Energy Team typically develops
To develop effective performance goals:
- Identify organizational and time parameters for goals.
for improvement - Review baselines,
benchmark to determine the potential and order of upgrades, and
conduct technical assessments and audits.
- Create and express clear, measurable goals, with target dates, for
the entire organization, facilities, and other units.
Setting goals helps the Energy Director:
the tone for improvement throughout the organization
Measure the success of the energy management program
the Energy Team to identify progress and setbacks at a facility
Foster ownership of energy management, create a sense of purpose,
and motivate staff
Demonstrate commitment to reducing environmental impacts
Create schedules for upgrade activities and identify milestones
setting goals, be sure to use the Energy Team's wide range of knowledge
to help set aggressive, yet realistic goals. Have management review your
goals to enlist their feedback and support.