A decision to implement an energy management system will only be made if top management is convinced that it has the benefit of improving the energy situation.
By completing the business case the actual status of energy use is established, providing the starting point for the development of an energy management policy. Necessary information for the business case are:
The business case should include an estimation of the potential energy efficiency improvement and energy savings and corresponding increase in operational profitability. It should also include an estimate of implementation costs in terms of human, financial and technical resources.