Reducing your business electricity bills is not only financially beneficial to your company, but it can also make a positive difference to the environment. Read the following tips and see how you can reduce your businesses carbon footprint…
Carry out an energy audit
Make sure you conduct regular meter readings and compare consumption throughout the year. This will insure your company is able to identify areas that could save itself a lot of money whilst also keeping on top of energy efficiency tasks.
Remember, impractical or difficult energy saving measures will have a negative affect on colleagues and most probably be ignored. Try and not be too unrealistic. Recommending that your company has wind turbines positioned near the foot of the car park may be little unrealistic. However asking there to be recycling bins fitted near the printer and office would be a more reasonable goal.
Use Lighting Efficiently
When you leave an interview or board room make sure you turn off all the lights as this will save money on your gas and electricity bill.
Hold Energy Saving Meetings
The more colleagues you get on board the better. Remember, you need the support of the whole company to make a massive difference and so by organizing a meting just once a week is enough to get everyone thinking about ways they can help save energy.
Turn Heating Down
Ensure you keep your company’s heating at a stable level and make sure doors and windows remain closed when the heating or air conditioning is on. By increasing room temperature by just one degree you will see your heating bill increase by 8 % each time.
If you liked these energy saving ideas for your business then share them with your colleagues or friends and get a step closer to reducing your company’s carbon footprint.
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