Richard Morris, UK CEO of Evans Easyspace, offers seven useful energy saving tips that can cut costs and boost green credentials of smaller businesses.
For smaller businesses every penny counts; particularly when striving to get established. Saving energy can not only reduce bills, but help businesses take a positive lead in terms of environmental responsibility.
Here are seven useful energy saving tips that can cut costs and boost green credentials:
1) Don’t standby: Got a photocopier? Turning it off rather than putting it on standby each night will save enough energy to make 30 cups of tea.
2) Lights out: Turn off office lights each night for a year to save enough energy to heat a house for 5 nearly months.
3) Power down: Turn off each computer overnight for a year to prevent the production of enough CO2 to fill a double-decker bus.
4) Lean Laptops: Laptops use, on average, 85% less electricity than desktop PCs.
5) Radiate warmth: Avoid putting furniture such as cupboards in front of radiators as they will absorb heat.
6) Look for efficiency: Choose appliances with good energy efficiency ratings or those recommended by the Energy Savings Trust.
7) Reduce the temperature: Turn down the office temperature by 2⁰ to prevent the production of enough CO2 to fill a hot air balloon.
These are all simple and effective tips for businesses. However, implementing such advice adds another level of administration.
Many smaller businesses are opting to work from efficient managed workspaces where such decisions are taken care of, leaving them free to focus on core tasks.
Those firms choosing to operate from managed workspaces are handed one bill at the end of each month which covers every aspect of the workspace. Any responsible workplace provider will be looking to improve energy efficiency at the site. With such measures covered off, business owners are able to dedicate more time to core growth strategies.
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