Energy Team

Executive Management
including an executive management member in the energy team should facilitate approval of energy efficiency measures, and helps encourage cooperation and buy-in to the energy vision across the whole organization
Engineering, building and facilities management
for in-depth experience and technical knowledge of plant, equipment and operational issues (including but not limited to an understanding of energy flows and energy use, and experience in the application of available automation and controls)
Purchasing and procurement
for advice on the financial and supply risks and opportunities associated with energy supply contracts, and making changes to buying criteria/guidelines, purchase specifications for energy efficient equipment
Finance
for assistance in value calculations relating to EEMs, and the potential identification of mechanisms, such as tax arrangements and financing options that facilitate implementation. Financial expertise can also help clarify and overcome internal and external financial barriers to action, such as the separation of capital and operating budgets, tax and contractual issues
Operations and maintenance
for understanding of day-to-day operational issues and help with identifying problems and opportunities
External stakeholders
Contractors and suppliers who are familiar with on-site issues and may have ideas about practices that can save energy (and potentially bring about additional benefits). Depending on whether the organization owns and occupies its own buildings, it may be necessary to involve tenants/landlords in energy team discussions
Marketing / Communications staff
to communicate and raise awareness of the energy efficiency program both internally and externally

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