When you think about making your business more efficient, this often means investing considerable resources and money in redesigning your processes, shifting people or roles, or reconfiguring the way that you work. However for your business to become energy efficient you may not need to spend any additional money in order to reap the benefits on your business electricity bill and quickly start to see some savings that go directly to helping your bottom line profit.
In this article we take a look at some of the easy ways in which you can help your business become energy efficient.
Shopping for the best deal
When you are busy with the day-to-day requirements of your business, it can be very tempting to just roll-over your existing energy supplier contracts when they become due for renewal. Perhaps it is a little cynical, but it seems quite likely that your energy supplier is hoping that this is exactly what you will do because if you take a few minutes to quickly shop around and compare prices you may find a substantially better deal with another supplier. There are a number of price comparison website that can help speed up this process for you.
Take meter readings
Most energy suppliers rely on estimated usage levels and will base their pricing on these estimates. If you are able to provide your supplier with accurate meter readings this will ensure accurate billing and most likely lower costs.
Complete an audit of your energy usage
Before you can consider how to become more energy efficient, you need to understand how and where your business uses energy. Completing a simple energy audit is an easy place to start. Getting your staff involved in the audit process and identifying ways to save energy across your business is an important way to ensure engagement in the energy saving project that you are undertaking.
Get the basics right
Simple things such as switching to energy efficient light bulbs, installing an energy saving power meter, and educating staff to turn off lights when not required will make small incremental savings that can quickly add up. Heating and cooling are often the big consumers of energy within an office environment. Installing fans can reduce a reliance on air conditioning, and improving the insulation of your buildings can help to retain heat.
Reducing your energy usage will quickly deliver much-needed operational savings for your business – helping you to become more efficient and more profitable.2015-11-30
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