Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems typically account for over 40% of energy use in offices and form a significant proportion of energy use in other areas of a business. HVAC is a key area of focus for identifying energy saving measures.
Even the most efficient light fittings will waste energy if the lights are on unnecessarily. A good lighting system has the right lighting type, in the right place, and only operating at the right time.
Energy metering and monitoring allows companies, however small, to reduce your carbon emissions systematically through measures tailored to your company.
“You cannot manage what you don’t measure and what is not measured is not managed.”
Office equipment is one of the fastest growing areas of energy use. Effective management and modern energy efficient appliances can reduce your equipment energy consumption by up to 70%.
The cost of resources, energy, transport and waste disposal are all increasing, and this can have a significant impact on profitability. Reducing your costs and improving efficiencies will have a positive impact on the bottom line and reduce risks to your business, customers and supply chain. With energy prices for SMEs users predicted to rise by almost 30% in the next 5 years, installing energy efficiency measures now could help reduce the energy bill of your SME or startup by 10-25%.
Your biggest opportunity for drastically reducing your office energy use is when you move to a new premises.
Space heating and domestic hot water normally accounts for the most energy used at home and can make up over half of your annual energy bill.
Demonstrating your commitment to sustainability delivers hard business benefits.
Businesses which offer sustainable products and services stand out in the marketplace – so reduce your impact, boost your sales and achieve green growth by responding to this demand.