“The concept of energy efficiency as a utility resource is really very simple,” said Marty Kushler, ACEEE senior fellow and co-author of the report, ‘Three Decades and Counting: A Historical Review and Current Assessment of Electric Utility Energy Efficiency Activity in the States.’ “To keep an electric system in balance, you can either add supply resources or reduce customer demand. Utilities, regulators, and policymakers have increasingly come to realize that it is far cheaper to reduce demand through energy efficiency programs than it is to construct, fuel, and operate additional electric generating plants.”
Table ES-1 Source: PEW Center on Energy Efficiency
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The Seven Habits of Highly Efficient Companies
1. Efficiency is a Core Strategy
• Efficiency is an integral part of corporate strategic planning and risk assessment and not just another cost management issue or sustainability “hoop” to jump through.
• Efficiency is an ongoing part of the organization’s aspirations and metrics for itself.
2. Leadership & Organizational Support is Real & Sustained
• At least one full-time staff person is accountable for energy performance.
• Corporate energy management leadership interacts with teams in all business units.
• Energy performance results affect individuals’ performance reviews and career advancement paths.
• Energy efficiency is part of the company’s culture and core operations.
• Employees are empowered and rewarded for energy innovation.
3. The Company Has SMART Energy Efficiency Goals
• Goals are organization-wide.
• Goals are translated into operating/business unit goals.
• Goals are specific enough to be measured.
• Goals have specific target dates.
• Goals are linked to action plans in all business units.
• Goals are updated and strengthened over time.
4. The Strategy Relies on a Robust Tracking & Measurement System
• The system collects data regularly from all business units.
• The data is normalized and baselined.
• Data collection and reporting is as granular as possible.
• The system tracks performance against goals in a regular reporting cycle.
• Performance data is visible to senior management in a form they can understand and act upon.
• Energy performance data is shared internally and externally.
• The system is linked to a commitment to continuous improvement.
5. The Organization Puts Substantial Resources into Efficiency
• The energy manager/team has adequate operating resources.
• Business leaders find capital to fund projects.
• Companies invest in human capital.
6. The Energy Efficiency Strategy Shows Demonstrated Results
• The company has met or beat its energy performance goal.
• Successful energy innovators are rewarded and recognized.
• Resources are sustained over a multi-year period.
7. The Company Effectively Communicates Efficiency Results
• An internal communications plan raises awareness and engages employees.
- Sustainable Improvements Driving Construction Job Growth (modspace.com)
- LPB Energy Management is Awarded GSA Blanket Purchase Agreement (prweb.com)
- 50001 Reasons to Improve Energy Performance (eco-business.com)
- Mission Critical: A Clean-Energy Call To Arms (thinkprogress.org)