How To Make Your Business More Energy Efficient: 5 Tips You Can Use

How To Make Your Business More Energy Efficient: 5 Tips You Can Use

Anas Bouargane 17/06/2020 4
How To Make Your Business More Energy Efficient: 5 Tips You Can Use

In the modern-day, more and more businesses are looking for ways to improve their energy efficiency.

This is not only because they are motivated to have a positive impact on the environment but to reduce their annual costs. It’s no secret that reducing energy waste will directly lower your carbon emissions and energy spend – so if it’s something that you’re interested in doing, it’s important to know where to start.

Similarly to if you’re trying to enhance efficiency within your own home, there are certain steps you can take. To help guide you, here are 5 tips your business can use:

Proactively Reduce Consumption

This might sound obvious, but it can make a huge difference over time. Each day you’re in the office, try to proactively reduce your energy consumption. How? By turning off equipment that you’re not using at the end of the day (e.g computers and photocopiers), switching off any light switches that don’t need to be on, etc. 

Huge energy-wasters, by making this small alteration, you’ll be able to minimize your consumption and save money in the long term. Just one of the invaluable steps you can take, it’s a small change that’s a valid step towards a greener office. 

Consider Solar Power

The power of solar energy has long been reported. But only recently have businesses truly harnessed it. A renewable energy source, it can swiftly move your business towards greener practices. Although investing in solar power installations may initially seem expensive, within a few short years you’ll be able to recover this investment.

A similar proactive step like installing insulation and eliminating drafts, it will not only power the lights, but will heat the office - no matter what the season. Requiring minimal maintenance, solar panels will save you money in the long term. Plus, after investing in them, you may be able to obtain tax credits to offset the cost - as it’s an encouraged step to take. 

Rethink Your Lighting 

As part of your journey towards a more energy-efficient office building, you might also want to switch to LED lighting. More environmentally-friendly than incandescent lighting, it’s a simple change that will benefit your pocket and the world around you.

Take Advantage of Natural Light 

Why not take advantage of natural light instead of constantly relying on electricity? When natural light is in abundance, you don’t need lights on around the office. Of course, it’s a good idea to invest in a window tint – but the natural light will make the workplace environment feel more welcoming and an enjoyable place to work in. 

Train Your Employees

As well as taking proactive steps yourself, you should also train your employees so that they are aware of the best practices. Engaging and inspiring them from the start to be more environmentally-friendly, the business will decrease its carbon footprint and cut costs.

Final Thoughts

So, there you go! Those are 5 simple tips you can use to help make your business more energy efficient. Of course, the steps that you decide to take are up to you. But whatever proactive approach you take towards transforming your efficiency practices, the more benefits you can reap. 

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  • Pete Ellis

    Got me hooked from the first sentence!

  • Jim Brown

    Companies can make a few alterations to their energy habits around the office to reduce their consumption.

  • Angela P

    Be mindful of printers and office equipments

  • Dawn Farrell

    Great article

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Anas Bouargane

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Anas is the founder of CEF Académie, a platform that provides guidance and support for those willing to study in France. He previously interned at AlphaSense. Anas holds a bachelor degree in applied economics from the University Paris Sud.

   

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