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Driving Culture Change for Efficient Energy Management

Strategic-GearsAt Strategic Energy Group, our goal in everything we do is to help utilities and businesses achieve persistent energy savings. Over the past decade, we have implemented customized Strategic Energy Management (SEM) solutions for hundreds of companies across more than 1,000 sites and commercial and industrial sectors. Through our experiences, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. This insight has shaped our core philosophy: sustainable energy management requires change in an organization’s culture.

Energy efficiency is about more than just turning off light switches or shutting down computers at the end of the night. In order for an organization to be truly sustainable, energy savings need to be incorporated into a business’ operational strategy, leadership, and, as a result, their culture. That’s why we combine engineering, operations and change management expertise into a program that drives comprehensive energy improvement. Our program’s holistic nature makes it different from any other SEM program offered today.

Without a culture change, it’s very difficult for a business to successfully implement, manage, and maintain a sustainable energy practice. Before implementing improvement initiatives, businesses should prepare for change by first understanding the impact culture has on success. Then, they must identify how those cultural strengths can be used to overcome cultural resistance and integrate them into the improvement strategy. Remember, sustained improvement is a journey, not a short-term project with immediate gratification. Take the time to build an improvement plan that starts with evaluating how the site’s culture can be used to gain momentum and sustained improvement.

Our expertise is designing improvement processes that build a foundation of cultural strengths while reinforcing a sense of urgency. We work side-by-side with our clients in understanding how to capitalize on their strengths. The benefits of our program are clear: utilities experience persistent energy savings, verifiable resource acquisition benefits and improved customer relationships, while end users are equipped with the training required to achieve a long-term improved energy strategy. After completing our program, customers have achieved — and maintained — an annual average of 8% improved energy intensity.

Rather than offer canned solutions, we provide answers that treat the root cause of your energy hurdles and engage your employees in the solution process. As a result, our solutions are effective in every business sector. Contact Strategic Energy Group today to discuss how we can customize our SEM program to fit your unique business goals.