In today's world, energy consumption is a major concern for businesses, not only due to its environmental impact but also its cost implications.
Our energy-saving checklist can help you identify and prioritise areas where energy savings can be made.
Energy Saving Checklist
- Do you use energy-efficient LED or CFL bulbs in your building's lighting?
- Do you use motion sensors to control lighting and ensure that lights are turned off when not in use.
- Have you replaced old, inefficient equipment with newer, more energy-efficient models?
- Do you use a power management system to ensure that equipment is turned off when not in use (e.g. during evenings and weekends)?
- Do you set thermostats to optimal temperatures, avoiding overcooling or overheating?
Aside from the obvious comfort benefits, when the thermostat is set to an appropriate level, the heating or cooling system operates efficiently, consuming less energy and in turn, reducing cost.
- Do you use programmable thermostats to avoid cooling or heating empty spaces?
One of the main benefits of using programmable thermostats to avoid cooling or heating empty spaces is energy efficiency. By programming your thermostat to adjust the temperature based on occupancy patterns, you can optimize energy usage and reduce unnecessary heating or cooling in unoccupied areas.
- Do you have your heating and cooling systems regularly maintained, including replacing filters and ensuring they keep to correct temperature levels?
The main benefit of this is optimal system performance. Regular maintenance helps keep your heating and cooling systems running efficiently. By properly maintaining your systems, you can extend their lifespan, reduce energy costs and keep your system running at its best.
- Do you encourage employees to turn off electronics when not in use, especially overnight and on weekends?
- Have you switch to renewable energy sources where possible, such as solar or wind power?
- Finally, have you developed an energy-saving policy and shared it with your team(s)?
These are just a starting point – use the advice in this checklist to look at your own business and where you can bring in efficiencies.
If you want to learn more about how you can reduce wasted energy and save money – talk to our team who will be happy to help you on your journey to Net Zero.