One of the first activities to be undertaken when implementing an energy management system within an organization is to check the existing level of energy management in the company. The purpose of such self-assessment is to identify the main priorities for the organization regarding the implementation process.
Key questions are:
- Does the top management know that significant energy cost savings can be achieved by simple low cost measures without necessitating financial investment?
- Is the top management committed to energy cost reduction?
- Have roles, responsibilities and authority been identified for all persons having an influence on significant energy uses?
- Have the significant energy uses been quantified and documented?