Every day this week I am uploading a poster taken from the contents of my book on energy and resource efficiency – to help fellow practitioners communicate the benefits and processes that will unlock value in their organizations and sustain change.

This is Poster 6 summarizing the People and Activities in an energy or resource efficiency programme following the my 3M’s methodology (see Poster 1).

This starkly dispels the conventional notion that energy / resource efficiency are an engineering problem. In fact ‘Business Management’ (aka operational or line management) is the role that has most contact points in the process.

Clearly the emphasis will change from organization to organization. You can use this approach when considering your own efficiency efforts. List the task you need to accomplish on each row, and then identify the roles which are critical to its success in the columns. You may be surprised at the results!