chapter  12
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- Creating a Successful Project Launch

Implementation and execution of an energy and carbon emissions reduction strategy may be the most critical stage to ensure that the project best meets its goals. For every organization, the implementation of energy and GHG minimization will be unique, but there are several common factors to successful programs. The key drivers for a successful program are:

• Executive leadership • Strategic goals • Project selection • Training and execution • Resources • Metrics • Culture • Communications • Planning • Results

The factors just listed have been identi’ed as the most critical items to ensure a successful energy and GHG reduction program. This chapter discusses these factors in greater detail and provides a lessons-learned section that contains tips and strategies from organizations that have been successful in launching energy and GHG minimization.