Hardwire Energy Data Management
To effectively hardwire energy data management into your organization, consider centralizing your energy data management program and engaging key stakeholders prior to implementation and continuing to communicate with them throughout the process.
To hardwire your energy data management program, follow these two steps.
For Steps 1 and 2, see Generate Buy-In. For Steps 3-5, see Build a Strong Foundation.
Step 6. Optimize the Organizational Structure »
Optimize your organizational structure by evaluating your existing structure and operations, considering common organizational structures for data-driven energy management, centralizing your energy data management and bill payment, enacting policies that can institutionalize data-driven energy management in your organization, and reviewing federal programs that can support your energy data management activities.
K-12 School Spotlight: Poudre School District, Fort Collins, Colorado; Bundling Energy Management With Bill Processing and Payment
Local Government Spotlight: Denver, Colorado: Centralizing Energy Data Management Over Time
Local Government Spotlight: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Creating Incentives for City Departments to Save Energy
State Spotlight: Maryland: A Comprehensive and Centralized State Energy Database Helps Maryland Reach Its Energy Efficiency and Conservation Goals
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Commercial Building Benchmarking Policies
DOE Leading-By-Example Benchmarking Policies
DOE Better Buildings Benchmarking and Transparency: Resources for State and Local Leaders
DOE Better Buildings® Challenge
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR® Program for Commercial Buildings and Industrial Plants
Step 7. Drive Engagement and Communicate Results »
Drive engagement and communicate results by developing stakeholder engagement strategies that create and maintain collaboration among key stakeholders across various levels of your organization and tailoring your communication strategies to specific stakeholder groups—within and outside your organization—recognizing and addressing each group's diverse goals, drivers, and needs for information.
Local Government Spotlight: Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Driving Participation and Action Through the Energy Reduction Team
Local Government Spotlight: Minneapolis, Minnesota: Developed "Avoided Energy Usage Report" to Communicate With City Departments
State Spotlight: Delaware: Report to the Cabinet Committee on Energy
State Spotlight: Maryland: 16-Agency Energy Competition
State Spotlight: North Carolina: Incentivizing Data Sharing in North Carolina
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Leading-By-Example Benchmarking Policies
DOE Sample Report to Agency Director
DOE Sample Reports to a Maintenance Supervisor
DOE Better Buildings Challenge
DOE Better Buildings Energy Data Access: Blueprint for Action Toolkit
DOE Better Buildings Progress Reports
DOE Buildings Solution Center: Energy Data