There are plenty of things you can do if you haven’t already started, here’s a few:
- Switch to low-energy light bulbs. Compact fluorescent bulbs use up to 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and last 15 times longer!
- Turn down your thermostat by a couple of degrees, you can save up to 10% on your annual heating bill
- Turn your computers, monitors or printers off when not in use, they burn a huge amount of energy
- If you have a loft, increase the depth of your loft insulation to at least 25-30 cms insulate solid/empty cavity walls, if possible
- Seal all leaky doors and windows, air leakage wastes an enormous amount of thermal energy
- If you use fridges or freezers at work, when you replace them make sure you get an energy efficient model. An ‘A++’ rating denotes the best energy efficiency
- When making that morning cup of tea, make sure people only boil enough water in the kettle for the amount of cups they are making
- Help your people understand how they can reduce energy in the work place
After you’ve done all you can to be more efficient, the next step could be investing in renewable energy.