It is more expensive than ever to run a business, what with increasing office rent, office supplies an energy bills but there are many ways in which you can cut the costs of running a business by putting in place better energy management initiatives.
Read on to discover how better energy management for your business will not only enable you and your employees to reduce carbon footprint but will cut your bills by a considerable amount.
What is Energy Management?
Energy management is exactly that, it allows you to monitor energy consumption of your business which will enable you to put in place ways in which it can be reduced. It will enable you to ensure the energy that you use is used in the most efficient way possible.
How can I reduce energy consumption?
There are many different things you can put in place to enable your business to reduce its energy consumption. Here are just a few:
Turn off: when the computers go off at the end of the day they are in fact just placed on standby. You can save money by turning of the main power supply from the wall. If you have a large office you may benefit from a master switch that you can turn off to ensure that everything is off at the end of the day.
Recycle and reuse: offices are known to waste paper. If printing is vital then place your printer on energy saving mode, this will reduce the ink that it uses. Alternatively you can set the printer to print on both sides. Have a waste paper tray rather than notebooks so your employees can make notes on the back of paper. You can also have segregated waste bins to increase recycling.
Cooling and heating: most offices just have the air conditioning or heating on for the sake of it. Before turning to the air-con switch open some windows to help get the air circulating.
Repair and maintenance: when a piece of machinery breaks it is important to get it fixed as soon as possible. When an item is broken it requires more energy to work than a working machine would require.
Is there someone that can help?
Small businesses are now able to take their waste to household waste tips. If you would like to put in place efficient energy management then seek advice from an energy management company. They will be able to assess you energy usage and will put in place ways in which it can be reduced.
If you would like to improve energy management for your business the seek help from SLR Consulting.