Before an energy awareness program can be planned, organized and implemented, it is necessary to have a concrete assignment for it. The general/ultimate goal, to reduce the amount of energy consumption through the implementation of an energy awareness program, has to be clear as well as who is responsible and carries out the project. What department is in charge, is it a team or single person effort? Who leads, to whom will the process be reported and how does the decision process work? Are responsibilities within the planning committee of the project shared and if so how? Many answers to the above questions depend on the size of the organization and the scale of the program.
Further, who is to be involved and what support or even obstacles can be expected? Key players who could enhance or inhibit the program- s process and results have to be identified and motivated to support the project. What specific constraints and policies are relevant and in place for the particular organization? These and more questions have to be answered in order to thoroughly plan, organize and finally implement a state-of-the-art awareness program.
Additional prearrangements that have to be made are for example, to identify relevant information and its sources. Sub-goals and timeframes have to be defined. It is also important to decide on further personnel as well as material resources needed to support the planning committee. And last but not least, methods and instruments for analyses and evaluations should be decided on.
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