10 ways to manage your Business Energy Consumption business cost saving by Michael

10 ways to manage your Business Energy Consumption in 2019

  1. Have a policy of switching lights off in empty rooms or invest in motion sensor lighting for corridors and washrooms etc. This alone can save you up to 15% on your energy bill.
  2. Utilise natural light wherever possible.
  3. Upgrade lighting to energy efficient bulbs, ideally LEDs.
  4. Don't heat empty rooms. Workshops where there's physical work carried out can be set to either lower temperatures or no heat, as can warehouses, storerooms or corridors.
  5. Don’t have windows or doors open while the heating is on. If staff are too warm turn the thermostat down.
  6. Reduce the thermostat temperature by 1⁰C. As a general rule, costs are increased by 8% - 10% for every ⁰C.
  7. Turn off any equipment that will not be used for long periods of time and make sure all non-necessary equipment is turned off over night and at weekends. i.e. printers, computers etc.
  8. Regular maintenance and service of all energy consuming equipment and heating system to ensure they run as efficiently as possible.
  9. Upgrade to a smart meter so you pay for how much energy used as opposed to estimated usage.
  10. When buying new equipment check its energy consumption. Often buying something cheap can be a false economy in the long term when running costs are taken into account.
  11. "Reduce the thermostat temperature by 1⁰C. As a general rule, costs are increased by 8% - 10% for every ⁰C"