Step 4 – Get your staff on board
Creating a culture that promotes energy saving in your business is important, because employees tend to go with the flow of what everyone else is doing. If their colleagues leave equipment turned on at the end of the day, then so will they. You, as management, should lead by example.
When you communicate your energy efficiency plan to your staff, the information needs to be practical and relevant. They also need to be trained about their role in implementing the plan.
Positive communication and good training will lead to better staff participation and better savings on your energy bills. Linking energy use reductions to staff performance reviews and bonuses is another way to maximise your savings.