"This Guide is divided into five main sections:
Section 1 | Energy in Buildings - Why it Matters
Section 2 | Management Actions - Setting the Goals
Section 3 | Data - Information is Power
Section 4 | Technical Solutions - Smarter Technology Choices
Section 5 | People Aspects - Reaching the Goals
The Guide has been written primarily for the person responsible for energy management in a single building or an estate. In large organisations this person may have the title of “Energy Manager” but is likely to have other responsibilities and may be managing energy as a part time responsibility. In smaller organisations the person responsible for energy will have multiple responsibilities and energy management will be a minor role. If you are responsible for energy management the whole of this Guide is for you. Some topics are covered in more detail in the Appendices.
For senior or middle managers with an indirect responsibility for energy management then Section 2 “Management Actions - Setting the Goals” is for you. Also Section 3 “Data - Information is Power” is a useful guide to key data sources and analysis methods.
For managers/engineers/technicians seeking to apply energy saving technology, Section 4 “Technical Solutions - Smarter Technology Choices” is the most applicable section.
Section 5 on “People Aspects - Reaching the Goals” is relevant to anyone interested in saving energy by influencing the attitudes and behaviour of employees to be more environmentally responsible.
The Guide cannot go into detail on every aspect of energy management and additional information is available and this is mainly free of charge, particularly from Sustainable Energy Ireland and The Carbon Trust in the UK. These sources are signposted."