There is a misconception that the sole responsibility for the success of an energy policy is that of an Energy Manager. 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.
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%.
The big question is how do we make sure that we really get everyone’s attention to the point where they become responsible energy managers in their own right?