Richard Morris

7 top tips for energy efficiency in the office

  • 1 Aug 2016

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.

Promoting energy efficiency in offices

Benefits of managed workspaces

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.

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Vent-Axia

Vent-Axia welcomes editorial published in BMJ on ventilation reducing COVID-transmission

With further easing of lockdown restrictions on 17 May, pubs, restaurants, gyms, offices and other businesses should prepare for reopening by checking and improving their ventilation, says Vent-Axia.

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, news, Posts, Research & Materials Testing

Barratt

500,000 homes later: Barratt revisits past seven decades of homebuying to mark major milestone

Leading national housebuilder Barratt Developments PLC is celebrating the completion of its 500,000th home, with the launch of a new digital tool which takes a nostalgic look back through the past 60 years.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Facility Management & Building Services, Information Technology, Innovations & New Products

Senior

Senior brings its aluminium solutions to the ‘Steel City’

Leading manufacturer Senior Architectural Systems has successfully delivered the full aluminium fenestration packages to two new contracts in Sheffield.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Curtain Walling, Doors, Facades, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls, Windows

Selectaglaze

Centre of excellence for special educational needs is improved with Selectaglaze secondary glazing

A new school and centre of excellence for special educational needs in Chester’s historic Abbey Square features Selectaglaze secondary glazing. This is part of the refurbishment of two Grade II* Listed Georgian buildings.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, Case Studies, Glass, Glazing, Lighting, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows