U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office
Manage Organizational Energy Use in a Commercial Building
Integrating ongoing energy efficiency upgrades for your commercial building(s) into the fabric of your organization's culture frees up funds to support other organizational goals.
Improving organizational energy efficiency requires commitment at all levels, from top management to maintenance personnel, but the benefits are worth the effort. Financial analysts have even noted correlations between strong energy management programs and strong stock and financial performance. Each organization's approach will be unique, based on its perception of risks and opportunities, available resources, cultural considerations, and other factors, but certain steps are essential to successful energy savings efforts.
The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office manages projects that assist building managers and tenants in making improvements to increase energy efficiency, such as Global Superior Energy Performance, and the Standard Energy Efficiency Data Platform. The ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard also provides a framework for implementing an effective energy management system through their electronic guidebook: DOE eGuide for ISO 50001.
For additional resources regarding managing organizational energy, see the Commercial Buildings Resource Database.