Leading in energy management - Page 8

Change behaviour in your
The best laid energy
management strategy, even
with support at the top and
investment in new energy
efficient technology, can
flounder if it fails to integrate
human factors.
Behaviour change is therefore
integral to our training
syllabus, and we have also
developed tools to help
you design and implement
effective staff engagement
Understanding your energy culture
Energy management systems are only effective if the measures
introduced are accepted and adopted into the culture of the
workforce. The EI has developed a workshop-based tool to
help you kickstart your energy improvement programme by
understanding your organisation’s energy culture.
Based around a diagnostic questionnaire, ‘Understanding your
energy culture’ helps you measure the existing culture and identify
what 'better' looks like. The tool’s exercises help drive discussions
to explore how to move the organisation up the ‘culture ladder’
– to create a favourable environment for the adoption of energy
saving measures.
Organisations of all sizes stand to make significant savings
through simple staff behaviour changes, but we know how hard it
can be to engage a busy workforce. ‘EnergyAware’ is an innovative
online module focused on raising awareness among staff of
energy consumption and the associated costs. Lasting just 30
minutes, the animated tool is quick, interactive and fun for staff to
EnergyAware can be adapted to suit any workplace environment
and incorporate your organisation's branding and sustainability
messaging, and also provides a customised checklist of easy
behaviour changes and smart technology decisions to take away
and implement. And, EI certification gives you a stamp of approval
demonstrating your commitment to energy efficiency as an
A separate ‘ResourceAware’ tool incorporates EnergyAware
alongside two additional modules: WasteAware and WaterAware,
to engage staff on broader resource consumption.

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