It is not uncommon to identify savings opportunities of 10-30% of total utility bills from an energy assessment. While many businesses have had some exposure to energy efficiency they may not have developed a list of opportunities or planned how to prioritise their energy goals and activities. There is often the challenge of knowing how to get started or there might be a dependency on external consultants to generate this list.
Other businesses may have been through a formal audit program or have identified energy opportunities under reporting requirements such as the Energy Efficiency Opportunities program. However, it can still be difficult to progress the ‘list’. This may be due to lack of ownership from areas of the business including maintenance, production, finance and engineering. Or it might be difficult know what to prioritise.
About the module
This module focuses on how to get energy efficiency opportunities implemented in alignment with the strategic intent of energy management plans.
With this module business leaders will access tools and case examples to initiate or refresh their list of energy efficiency opportunities so that suitably qualified staff can quantify and prioritise these opportunities as part of the overall energy program for the site. This module will help equip the team to:
- Present energy baseline data that informs the identification of energy efficiency opportunities
- Identify, prioritise and align energy efficiency opportunities with overall energy and related business goals
- Engage others from within teams and across the site to progress energy efficiency opportunities
- Develop action plans to progress energy efficiency opportunities
- Revisit action plans and monitor progress against targets.
Practice and implementation
- Module 4 practice guide
This guide explains six key practices to help business leaders to identify energy opportunities and integrate them into business activities.
- Module 4 facilitator runsheet
How to run the planning session for the module – topics, questions and outcomes.
- Module 4 presentation: Energy efficiency opportunities
This presentation supports the facilitator to run the planning session for Module 4. It outlines a process that can be used to identify and prioritise opportunities.
- Energy baseline tool
This module builds on the data in the baseline tool and analyses it to identify opportunities.
- Energy efficiencies opportunities workbook
This spreadsheet is a project register with worksheets that help analyse, evaluate and prioritise the projects.
- Action learning guide and action learning logs
This guide explains how to prepare for and facilitate the Embedding Energy Management modules with a skills development focus. It includes an action learning log for each module which is especially useful where a participant is responsible for an aspect of energy management and will be facilitating the planning processes (modules) in the future.
- Skills survey
The skills survey contains a set of criteria for each module for participants to identify their capability before and after the program. The results can be used to customise the delivery of the program learning activities and as a skills matrix for the business.
- Guideline competency mapping