New Year, New Energy Resolutions

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  • The start of a new year can be a valuable time to

    take a fresh look at your energy management

    practices. Kick off the new year with a full to-do list of

    resolutions that you'll actually keep!

  • Do some research on GRI, CDP, and ENERGY

    STAR so that youll be ahead of the curve when

    updates take place that could affect you. Read up

    on resources like the EPAs Energy Strategy for

    the Road Ahead.

    Stay on top of next year's


  • Involve the whole

    organization in energy


    Take advantage of lingering holiday spirit and post-

    vacation energy to launch a company-wide energy-

    saving initiative. If you can measure total energy usage

    before and after, demonstrating a tangible impact will

    raise employee engagement and support for your

    programs. The Carbon Trust offers useful tools for this,

    including campaign guides, posters, and stickers.

  • Pick your best performing

    building and extend those

    best practices to others

    Youve spent plenty of time poring over your worst-

    performing and highest-consuming buildings, finding

    ways to lower consumption and spend. But what

    about the best ones? What are these buildings doing

    right and how can you get the rest of your portfolio to

    follow their example?

  • New Year = Renewable


    Use this time to go after the procurement projects

    youve been keeping on the backburner. Take

    advantage of historical data and tariff analysis to

    make informed recommendations. Before you start,

    take a look at PwCs recent report for insight into the

    drivers and challenges behind corporate renewable

    energy procurement.

  • Get the most out of your

    dataIf youre not getting your data fast enough because

    youre waiting on monthly paper bills, or youre not

    getting enough detail because youre dependent on

    the AP department, stop sitting on your hands and do

    something about it. Better data is out there. The new

    year is the perfect time to start spending more time

    acting on your data and less time trying to organize it.