Energy management best practices for existing buildings

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Implementing energy management best practices in your existing building is key to sustaining energy savings over the long term. Best practices can help you gain buy-in from decision-makers and building occupants for your energy-efficiency programs. It includes the activities, methods or approaches that you use to integrate energy efficiency into your organization. Best practices involve proven techniques that address the often overlooked "softer" issues such as occupant behaviour and employee training.

Follow our Energy management best practices approach for more information on how you can implement energy efficiency in your organization. Visit our Capacity building resources section for additional energy management tips and tools.