With peak demand season in full swing in most areas of the US, organizations that want to continue their energy conservation efforts know they must buckle down to ensure momentum isn’t lost. Some companies have full-blown energy management programs and others barely have staff dedicated to it, but even the most sophisticated organizations struggle to set realistic energy reduction goals and fully prioritize their energy efficiency programs.
These occasional struggles are not stopping most companies from pursuing energy management initiatives. In fact, despite President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris Agreement, most facility managers, building operators, and sustainability professionals remain committed to the practice of sustainability. According to a recent survey conducted by Lucid and Urjanet, 71% said they will continue to be committed to sustainability, reducing energy use, and improving overall performance of the built environment. And more than a fifth (21%) actually plan to increase their commitment.
While it’s not always easy to start, an important first step is mapping an energy baseline, according to Lucid. Once that is established, you can begin to plot your journey.
But the steps organizations take to meet energy reduction goals are as wide-ranging and varied as the companies themselves. Companies should explore the many ways in which other organizations are reducing their energy consumption, determine what might work for them, then set goals and stick to them, suggests Lucid.
Because great ideas can come from the success of others in the field, Lucid is conducting a follow-up to its 2017 Sustainability Outlook Survey.
Share your best practices and learn from others by taking this quick Energy Reduction Tactics Survey. You’ll receive a report summarizing the results and actions your peers are taking to lead the way in energy efficiency and sustainability. Specifically, you’ll learn how organizations are:
Setting energy reduction goals;
Prioritizing energy efficiency programs;
Executing and measuring success.
Take the survey here.