Employee support is absolutely essential for any energy management plan.
When most people think of energy management, they think of expensive equipment that makes it possible to increase efficiency. While these kinds of things certainly have their place, one of the easiest ways to save on energy is to make small changes, such as turning off the computers at the end of the day or turning off the light when leaving an empty conference room. However, many of these small changes require the commitment of your employees. The following is a list of a couple of the reasons why employees are so important for energy management:
#1. Save more at no cost to you.
Whether you are getting solar panels installed or you are switching to LED lights, these kinds of things all require an investment on your part. Luckily, there are many no-cost policies that can help you save around the office. But you absolutely have to have a commitment from your employees in order to save money with these policies because they are responsible for carrying them out.
#2. It inspires more employees to change.
Your employees will be inspired by their peers’ dedication to energy savings. The more you get them excited about saving energy, the more willing they will be to commit to your policies. All it takes is a few employees in the beginning, but after a while, more and more of your employees will be willing to commit.
You need a commitment from your employees if you want to save real money on your energy bill. Stay tuned for our next blog to learn how to get your employees involved.