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You can use this checklist to consider the high level business drivers for energy efficiency at your site or across your organisation. These can provide the basis for a management briefing. You can also use them to identify high level risks and benefits associated with a particular business case proposal.
|Check||Reason and case study link||Relevance in your organisation|
|Energy supply issues||Security of supply is essential for business continuity|
|Rising energy prices||Rising energy prices will have an impact on overhead costs and profitability|
|Customer expectations regarding energy and greenhouse performance||Customer expectations may be product and service related (e.g. NABERS rating of buildings or capability to deliver energy efficiency improvement through a contract).
|Employee expectations||The ability to demonstrate proactive action on energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction can attract and retain employees|
|Investor expectations regarding energy and greenhouse performance||Investors are looking at how well companies are managing energy and carbon risks, e.g. through reports to the Carbon Disclosure Project or the Dow Jones Sustainability Index|
|Local community concerns||Community awareness is growing regarding the actions that organisations can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency.|
|Legislative requirements||Companies have a range of legislative obligations, e.g. EEO, NGERS, EREP, NABERS mandatory disclosure in commercial buildings.|
|Government funding and tax benefits||The availability of government funding may improve the investment return for energy efficiency projects.|
|Maintenance, reliability and/or other operational issues||Implementing energy efficiency can deliver a range of co-benefits (see “whole of business benefits” checklist)|