Saving energy in your building
Posted by Mike Gordon on 22 July 2015 12:42 PM
You can save up to 20 per cent on your energy bills by managing energy successfully (source: Carbon Trust). The simple steps recommended by the Carbon Trust include:
In the office
In the factory
Metering and monitoring are at the heart of energy management. Gain actual figures from meters, rather than relying on estimated bills. Look for trends to find out how your energy is being used.
Cut down. Turning off lights and equipment can save around 15 per cent of energy costs. Reducing the temperature by just 1ºC can save eight per cent.
Maintain well. Maximise energy efficiency by regularly servicing plant and equipment.
Stay snug. Heating uses half your office’s energy; draught proofing and pipe insulation can reduce heat loss significantly.