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Going Green to Reduce your Carbon Footprint

Jul 11, 2022

The UK Government have made a commitment to be net zero by 2035 focusing on the decarbonisation across all sectors of the economy. There is no denying it is a big challenge and for us to achieve it a lot of work needs to happen. We are working with many businesses to talk about their carbon footprint and the net zero goals they want to achieve. In this blog we want to examine how you can start going green in your business and reducing your carbon emissions.

1) Understanding your current Carbon Footprint

In order to make decisions about what actions to take you need to know what is currently happening and the best way to do this is to gain insight into your current carbon footprint. We provide a service where we work with you on gaining this valuable insight and providing support into how to turn this knowledge into actionable steps towards your net zero goals.

 

2) Using LED Lights

Even though LED lights can have a higher purchase price than the standard incandescent bulbs, they last much longer and use a lot less energy. This makes them super-efficient. Changing to LED bulbs can reduce electricity usage by 20%, if not more.

 

3) Switching to a Green Energy supplier

There are now more suppliers on the market that are offering green energy tariffs – could this be something that works for your business? Ask our team about what options there are.

4) Working from home

The pandemic has changed the way we work. There are fewer offices with employees in full time as more of their workforce are working from home. Do you have energy efficiency guides or policies for those staff members working from home with tips on how they can reduce their energy usage? Do they have modern and up to date equipment that will run more efficiently? Open up the conversation to those employees, especially now with energy bills being so high and households are feeling the effects.

5) Conduct an energy audit

If you have a facilities department, they mostly likely carry out an energy audit already. However, it’s always worth while walking about your office and looking at windows panes, wall cracks, plug sockets and equipment. Do you have too much equipment that remains on even when not used? Write everything down and as a team think of ways to reduce the energy used.  If you want to go one step further, and we believe knowledge is power, we can help with your energy management and provide in-depth energy cost analysis.

Need help understanding your current carbon footprint?

We can help you with our bespoke baseline carbon reporting solution.