Here are three steps to bet­ter en­ergy man­age­ment in your busi­ness.

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1. Get the top brass on board A chief ex­ec­u­tive who recog­nises en­ergy as a strate­gic is­sue will foster a cul­ture of good en­ergy man­age­ment amongst se­nior lead­er­ship, who can then in­flu­ence at­ti­tudes and be­hav­iours across a firm.

2. Ap­point an en­ergy cham­pion Once there is buy-in from man­age­ment, it is im­por­tant that an in­ter­nal ‘en­ergy cham­pion’ is given the re­spon­si­bil­ity for lead­ing the charge. An ex­ter­nal en­ergy ef­fi­ciency ex­pert can help them put to­gether an en­ergy man­age­ment plan, to sit along­side other busi­ness plans and pro­cesses.

3. Show them the money To re­alise the ben­e­fits that good en­ergy man­age­ment brings, you’ll need to in­vest some time and money. A typ­i­cal re­turn on in­vest­ment is around three to one (for ev­ery dol­lar spent, three is earned) and for some projects, it can be as much as 30-1. Typ­i­cal pay-back is around two years but it can be much faster in some cases.

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