6 business energy saving tips
It is important to try and cut the amount of energy you use. This will help you to reduce your business’ expenditure while also ensuring you operate in an environmentally friendly manner. You will strengthen your brand by showing clients that you are an environmentally responsible company.
So, how can you reduce your energy usage? No matter whether you run a large warehouse or a small coffee shop, here are some tips you can use:
1. Install energy saving light bulbs
This is a small change that can make a massive difference. In a standard office, lighting costs roughly £3/m2 per year. However, by making your office efficient, you can reduce this to £1/m2. It’s certainly worth making the switch from incandescent light bulbs to LED. LED bulbs use a lot less energy yet provide the same level of brightness.
2. Consider renewable technology
You can generate your own electricity by installing renewable technology, such as wind turbines and solar panels. This will eliminate the large monthly energy bills you currently pay.
3. Join the Touchstone Energy Action Group
With so many energy suppliers to choose from today, it is likely that you are paying over the odds for gas and electricity. The Touchstone Energy Action Group brings collective bargaining power for all its members. The basket’s combined consumption attracts greater interest from suppliers and more competitive energy tariffs than individual members acting alone.
4. Encourage your employees to save energy
If your employees do not make a dedicated effort to reduce consumption, you won’t be able to lower your business energy use. You need to make sure that everyone is on board. Why not run a competition to see which employee can reduce his or her carbon footprint the most?
5. Track your usage
Tracking your energy usage will enable you to determine your most energy extensive tasks, and you will be able to see if you can cut down in any areas.
6. Consider an energy audit
Touchstone offer a free energy audit evaluating your energy use. We will determine whether you are operating efficiently or not, and provide you with recommendations.
Follow the six steps above and you are guaranteed to lower your energy consumption!