Energy Efficiency and your Business
Aug 22, 2022
Small businesses around the UK are endlessly searching for new ideas to reduce company costs. When it comes to energy savings, it can be easier than you might think.
In this blog post, we are bringing you some quick win ideas to help your business reduce costs and improve on energy efficiency.
Switching energy supplier
When looking to reduce your energy bills a starting step is reviewing your current energy supplier. Many businesses fall into the trap of staying with the same supplier for years because it’s the one they’ve always been with, however, by doing this you are limiting your options and there could be better opportunities elsewhere. If you want to discuss what those options could be, reach out to our team of consultants.
Conducting an energy audit doesn’t have to be a difficult task. Firstly, it’s a good idea to write down everything you can think of that might use a lot of energy. Once you have a list of ideas, have a wonder around the office and take note of any electrical devices that have been left on unnecessarily. Gather everything together and create an action plan. Currently many businesses we speak to are looking at how they can reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their net zero targets. We have a supportive service that can help you identify your current footprint to then decide what actions to take. If you like to find out more about this, please visit our Carbon Footprint and Carbon Reduction page.
Switch off unused electrical appliances
Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a huge difference when it comes to becoming more energy efficient. Electrical appliances such as lighting, computers and desk fans can use up a surprising amount of energy on a daily basis, so ensure these are switched off when they are not being used.
A business cannot run successfully without happy employees and a positive environment. In order to support a successful energy saving strategy, every employee needs to be on board.
Here are 4 steps to get your started:
1. Organise a staff meeting to discuss ideas on energy saving techniques.
2. Gather ideas from your colleagues so that everyone gets involved.
3. Implement your new strategy.
4. Organise a follow up staff meeting to review your achievements.
Your team working together is the best way to improve your business’s energy efficiency. From switching off computer monitors before they leave each day, to only filling the kettle with the amount of water needed for teas and coffees. The smallest changes can make the biggest difference.
Another fantastic way to reduce your energy spend is through cost effective lighting alternatives. The installation of LED lighting can drastically change your energy consumption resulting in potentially thousands of pounds worth of savings from your budget.
Updating old equipment
Yes, this is going to be an upfront cost. Better and more efficient equipment will cost money, whether that’s new IT or other business appliances. However, it’s worth looking at for the long term as older equipment can consume more energy as it needs more to run meaning it is also raising your energy bills.
We can help your business become more energy efficient
We provide a solution to help you identify your energy data so that you can make better and more informed decisions when it comes to reducing your energy usage.