. Include in the energy management plan a component clearly defining energy-efficient operation of energy consuming equipment. An example of a definition is: Operate energy consuming equipment to constantly maintain a match between the energy used and the energy required for the equipment or system to fulfill its intended function (Herzog 1997).
. As part of the plan, state the goals for energy-efficient operation, outline the steps to achieve the goals, and define methods of measuring and reporting whether goals have been met.
. When communicating with management, use language and terms they understand and emphasize benefits they value, which may differ from your own.