Energy efficiency upgrades can pay big dividends throughout your organization. Without buy-in, however, you may never get past the proposal. So, how can you convince each key department that the upgrade is worth it?
Finance cares that there will be a payback, but you will have to explain that it's more than just energy savings. An upgrade will reduce maintenance costs and new equipment will result in less downtime.
Operations benefits from upgraded technology, which improves quality, leads to fewer errors, lowers scrap rates and reduces maintenance issues.
Human resources can expect better attraction and retention of employees, a healthier workplace and potentially fewer absences.
Management can boast about green building certification, such as LEED or ENERGY STAR®, and improved environmental sustainability. Efficiency upgrades can even have a positive impact on business continuity.
The CEO will be happy thanks to increased sales, satisfied customers and improved productivity.
Be a hero. Go convince your organization that it's time for those energy efficiency upgrades.