Energy management plans are roadmaps designed specifically to maximize a building’s productivity while minimizing its energy use. Implementig such plans can help organizations reach their goals for reducing energy consumption while simultaneously achieving cost savings. Most plans will include measures to improve energy efficiency, such as changing light fixtures, appliances, and the heating/cooling systems of buildings. Progress in the plan is tracked to allow for reevaluation and implementation of dynamic goals.
Energy management plans help identify various cost effective options for energy production and consumption. Plans may examine the potential for purchasing renewable energy as well as on-site production possibilities, or outline consumption strategies for businesses to control energy costs.
Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice
- Beacon Capital Partners
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
- Foley Hoag (Project Story)
- Jamestown Properties
- Jones Lang LaSalle
- New England Aquarium
- Pembroke Real Estate
- State Street Corporation
- Tsoi/Kobus & Associates
Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates
- Columbia Gas – Commercial Energy Efficiency Program
- NSTAR – Business Solutions Program
- MassSave: Energy Management Systems and Vending Misers
- Energy Management Plan Template
- Read more about the benefits of energy management plans.
- Energy Management Framework from Better Bricks.
- Assess – UMass Lowell’s Spider Assessment
- Commit – Draft Energy Policy and engage executive mangement
- Plan – organize a team, identify opportunities and create action plan
- Implement – track and report, employee and tenant engagement
- Capitalize – market success and communicate with tenants or building owner
Examples of energy management plans in the Boston Area
A Small Sample of Some Energy Management Service Providers in Boston
- ENERGY STAR Guidelines for Energy Management
In The News
- “BU and National Grid Join Forces to Save Energy” National Grid, April 7, 2015
- “5 Requirements for Financing Energy Efficiency” Green Tech Media, April 24, 2014
- “Studies: Efficiency Still the Cheapest Energy Resource” Green Tech Media, April 10, 2014
- “Top 5 Energy Reporting Mistakes” Noesis
- “Top Ten Energy Efficiency Tactics for Commercial Buildings” Energy Manager Today, 19 April 2013