Energy Team Communication Tools - Recruiting, Promoting, Tracking

Our templates make it easy

The first step in your conservation campaign is to catch your employee's attention – and we have some great communication templates that will help you recruit members, promote energy conservation, communicate your goals, and track your success.

Communicating your goals

Defining and communicating your goal will provide the team with a common purpose as well as provide the key message, reason for your efforts - what is is you want to do and why others should participate. Setting an actionable goal will inspire participation and create a positive, "can do" outlook. The information below will help your team develop your goal and make sure it is achievable.

What is a goal. A goal is to create something, finish it within a specific timeframe within an agreed upon schedule and complete it within a specific budget. Below is an outline of six criteria to use in creating and setting a goal.

Six criteria for setting a good goal

  • Goals must be specific: your goals should be clear and easy to understand and specify what the project will look like/do when it is completed.
  • Goals must be realistic: Your goals should be reasonably difficult to achieve yet still attainable. A difficult yet achievable goal is motivating while an impossible one is demoralizing.
  • Goals must be timely: Projects must have a definite finish date or they will never get finished.
  • Goals must be measurable: You must be able to, in some way, measure your success at meeting your goals.
  • Goals need agreement: At project onset, the project manager, management, stakeholders and customers must agree on the goals before any further project planning occurs.
  • Responsibility for achieving goals must be specified: People responsible for achieving goals must be identified and must be willing to accept responsibility.

Goals must be specific: your goals should be clear and easy to understand and specify what the project will look like/do when it is completed.

Refining your goals

To make sure your project’s goals are as to the point as possible you should do the following:

  • Create a list of all of the project's goals.
  • Study the list and eliminate anything that has no direct bearing on the project.
  • Eliminate any of the goals that are only steps towards meeting the end goals and not end goals themselves.
  • Determine whether all of the goals you’ve set are doable in one project.
  • Cross out goals that really belong to a separate project or that do not pertain to the project at hand.

Tracking your success

To make it easy for you to track and communicate your success we have including the following templates - use them to set energy targets, track your actual energy use and share the good news with the rest of your employees!

Just click on the links below to put the templates to work for you.

Access natural gas consumption data online

If you are a Union Gas customer you have the option to access, view and download your historical natural gas consumption data online. For more information visit our Your Account & Service section to register for MyAccount or Unionline.

We hope that you and your team enjoy using these informative templates – let us know if we can help and we wish you every success!

For more information about Energy Teams talk to your local Union Gas Energy Conservation Advisor today.