Many corporate energy and sustainability programs have achieved successful energy, carbon, and cost reductions, but what do some of the best-in-class programs have in common? JLL’s Energy Services group works with various clients who lead some of the top energy management programs nationally and globally. This session will share some of the key program aspects that drive results, successful processes and strategies, and considerations for any business looking to build or improve its energy management program.
Most successful programs follow ISO 50001 or similar guidance and start with measuring baselines, benchmarking, and setting goals while establishing metrics for tracking performance. Next, strategic planning efforts are used to layout initiatives over the short and long-term. Program engagement throughout various business units and real estate groups is critical to success and can be achieved in a number of ways. Lastly, building a transformative program requires investment in innovation and willingness to take some risks with appropriate communication and change management along the way.