When it comes to sustainability, one of the things that your business could look at is how much energy are you spending on a daily basis. Saving energy or using more sustainable energy alternatives will not only help the environment but as well allow your company to save money.
There are various quick measures that your organisation can implement to make your business more energy sustainable. You should follow these steps:
Firstly, you should understand your electrical bill and get a sense of your usual weekly energy consumption. Just then you would be able to know how can your business become more energy sustainable.
Ensure that you keep track and monitor the consumption of electricity of your business. Perhaps, it could be a good idea to appoint an employee to supervise your organisation energy usage.
Create an energy management plan and set energy efficiency targets for your business. As well, make sure to get your staff involved and make them aware of your energy savings goals.
When establishing and energy management plan, there are some key areas you should focus on. Some examples of those are:
Lighting systems can be responsible for up to 40% of a building’s energy use. Evaluating your lighting energy use can help your organisation become more sustainable and save some money.
Did you know that by turning the heating up 1°C, you increase your heating bill by approximately 8%? By turning down the temperature only 1ºC you would already be saving money without really any discomfort.
Do you really need to have everyone on that meeting? Could it be an online call? Have you consider the possibility of remote working? You should make sure that your employees are only commuting if necessary. If so, when commuting is required, just paying attention on how we drive can make the difference. An aggressive driving style can lead to an increase in fuel consumption of 10-12% above average.
Simple day to day behaviours can make a considerable difference on your organisation energy sustainability. Just by ensuring that your employees are energy aware, you will quickly see a big impact on your business energy consumption.
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