New Year, New Energy Resolutions

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<ul><li><p>The start of a new year can be a valuable time to </p><p>take a fresh look at your energy management </p><p>practices. Kick off the new year with a full to-do list of </p><p>resolutions that you'll actually keep! </p></li><li><p>Do some research on GRI, CDP, and ENERGY </p><p>STAR so that youll be ahead of the curve when </p><p>updates take place that could affect you. Read up </p><p>on resources like the EPAs Energy Strategy for </p><p>the Road Ahead.</p><p>Stay on top of next year's </p><p>regulations</p><p></p></li><li><p>Involve the whole </p><p>organization in energy </p><p>savings</p><p>Take advantage of lingering holiday spirit and post- </p><p>vacation energy to launch a company-wide energy- </p><p>saving initiative. If you can measure total energy usage </p><p>before and after, demonstrating a tangible impact will </p><p>raise employee engagement and support for your </p><p>programs. The Carbon Trust offers useful tools for this, </p><p>including campaign guides, posters, and stickers.</p><p></p></li><li><p>Pick your best performing </p><p>building and extend those </p><p>best practices to others</p><p>Youve spent plenty of time poring over your worst- </p><p>performing and highest-consuming buildings, finding </p><p>ways to lower consumption and spend. But what </p><p>about the best ones? What are these buildings doing </p><p>right and how can you get the rest of your portfolio to </p><p>follow their example?</p><p></p></li><li><p>New Year = Renewable </p><p>Resources</p><p>Use this time to go after the procurement projects </p><p>youve been keeping on the backburner. Take </p><p>advantage of historical data and tariff analysis to </p><p>make informed recommendations. Before you start, </p><p>take a look at PwCs recent report for insight into the </p><p>drivers and challenges behind corporate renewable </p><p>energy procurement.</p><p></p></li><li><p>Get the most out of your </p><p>dataIf youre not getting your data fast enough because </p><p>youre waiting on monthly paper bills, or youre not </p><p>getting enough detail because youre dependent on </p><p>the AP department, stop sitting on your hands and do </p><p>something about it. Better data is out there. The new </p><p>year is the perfect time to start spending more time </p><p>acting on your data and less time trying to organize it.</p><p></p></li><li><p></p></li><li><p></p><p></p></li></ul>