Determine Institutional Change Sustainability Goals
The first step in the institutional change process is defining your Federal agency's or organization's sustainability goals. That is, what outcomes are desired (or required) over what period of time? Behavioral, organizational, and institutional changes typically are means to achieve desired energy, resource, or greenhouse gas emission outcomes. They are not ends in and of themselves.
Goals may derive from multiple sources, such as:
- Formal executive orders (E.O.s) or other requirements
- E.O. 13514 and associated agency strategic sustainability performance plans (SSPPs)
- Federal requirements for procurement of energy-efficient products
- Facility-specific assessments of major sources of energy use and causes of energy loss.
The second step in the institutional change process for sustainability is to identify the rules, roles, and tools that define the current situation and affects the organization's ability to effect or maintain desired changes.