Energy efficiency and offices
In the office environment, energy is one of your largest controllable overheads. By making a few simple, cost-effective changes, you can potentially lower your energy bills by up to 20%, giving your bottom line a boost. Improved energy efficiency can also positively impact the working environment, thus improving the well-being of your employees. If you want to identify the places in the office that use the most energy, you need to get a smart meter. Armed with that information, you can use these tips to become more efficient.
Heating your building
- Reduce overnight heat loss by closing window blinds before you leave
- Use central heating rather than costly electric heaters
- Install thermostats for each room so you can turn off the heating when they’re not in use
- Encourage colleagues to save energy by turning their computers and monitors off overnight
- Do your printers and monitors have energy-saving features? If so, ensure they’re enabled
- When it’s time to upgrade your IT equipment, look for energy efficient hardware meeting at least ‘ENERGY STAR’ performance specifications
- Switch your switches – daylight sensors, motion detectors and timers can turn lights off automatically
- Keep it simple – turn off lights that aren’t in use
- When bulbs fail, replace them with CFL or LED products – they use up to 80% less electricity
Information sourced from the Carbon Trust – an independent body which helps organisations contribute to and benefit from a more sustainable future through carbon reduction, resource efficiency strategies and commercialising low carbon technologies.
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