It's important to establish a system that will allow you to monitor water and energy consumption. It will help to lower the environmental impact of your property, as well as reduce your water and energy bills.


Since you can only manage what you measure, setting up a monitoring system for water and energy consumption is vital. You will need to gather information on your consumption each month.

You will also need to put an Environmental Management System (EMS) into place.

This involves:

  • writing an environmental policy
  • writing an action plan
  • creating a staff 'green team' that will be responsible for implementing the actions
  • putting an annual review process into place


To find out more about setting up an EMS, select your preferred language and watch the video.