06 June 2013
A white paper called ‘Energy Management - Reducing energy consumption by changing people’s behaviour’ has been published by Drumbeat Energy Management.
The paper, the fourth in the Drumbeat series, highlights the misconception that the sole responsibility for the success of an energy policy is that of an energy manager. It explains that an energy manager is there to drive and co-ordinate the various activities required by the policy. Success though, is another matter. It requires continual active support, commitment and participation of everyone in the organisation, from the boardroom down to the most junior members of staff. The white paper offers 12 steps to effective employee engagement.
Drumbeat Energy’s MD, Graham Mills, explains why behavioural change in energy management is so important: "It is easy to understand that if we can change people’s behaviour to become more aware of energy to the point where good practice becomes a habit, we can win huge savings in energy costs. On its own, successful behavioural change can yield savings as high as 15-20%.”