Sustainability Manager

Sustainability managers may be predisposed to view energy efficiency projects favorably, and are one of the most likely project champions within an organization. However, they may have a limited pool of resources (either human capital or funds) and must weigh these opportunities amongst others- such as an employee waste education campaigns, water efficiency measures, or pursuing lighting retrofits in office space. Sustainability Managers are likely interested in energy efficiency opportunities that not only provide an adequate return on investment but have clear tracking and reporting opportunities through which they can demonstrate their accomplishments. They are also likely interested in energy efficiency projects that are highly visible, innovative, and favored by management. Given their energy intensive nature, data centers offer ample opportunity for improving organizational sustainability. However, project champions may need to effectively convey this to sustainability managers.