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Energy saving tips for businesses

When looking at how we can reduce costs, using less energy is a great place to start. It might seem like a mammoth task, but by taking lots of little steps – you can make meaningful reductions to your energy consumption. We share our energy saving tips for business organisations to help you spend less each month.

Take regular meter readings

If you’re going to make improvements, it’s essential to understand your existing consumption. If you don’t read any more of our energy saving tips for business, this one is the key takeaway. It’s important to keep track of your usage, not only to help you monitor how much is being used and when – but as a benchmark against which any changes can be measured.

Know your kit

The majority of heating and cooling systems available are fitted with automated regulators, but most of us don’t know how to get the most out of them – so it’s important to fully understand how your controls work. Make sure your temperature controls suit the season and the weather outside and adjust settings to match occupancy.

Use the right light

You should naturally be switching lights off when you don’t need the space, but changing your bulbs is also an easy move. Save energy used on lighting by using the most efficient bulbs you can, like light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs).

Start switching off

It’s amazing how much we waste energy just doing our day-to-day jobs. If you’re away from you desk for a meeting – turn off your computer. Standby modes and screensavers still use energy and aren’t as efficient as you may think. Also, switch off other equipment like microwaves, kettles and printers. As a long-term solution, invest in energy star rated kit to keep usage at a minimum in the long term.

Get an expert in

If you’re looking to understand what else you can to reduce your energy bills – it’s worth consulting an efficiency specialist. At CUB, we conduct independent energy consumption audits to identify the steps companies need to take in order to become more efficient and make a meaningful reduction to their energy bills.

For more energy saving tips for business, simply get touch with a member of our team by calling 01354 606848 or send an email to [email protected].