Capítulo 9. Top Down

The aim of this chapter is to discuss some of the actions senior management can take in support of resource management within their organization. The development of resource related policies and selection of appropriate policy level targets and indicators are examined. Project financial analysis and how it relates to relate to resource efficiency opportunities is discussed as are potential alternative funding methods including energy performance contracting, Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) and international carbon markets. Finally, the integration of resource use and efficiency into decision making process and the communication of performance to all levels of the organization are explored.