How an energy efficient office can increase profits

Many businesses are using far more energy than they need to. Doing more with less energy won’t only benefit the environment but also your business with the money you could […]

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By george marshall

Many businesses are using far more energy than they need to.

Doing more with less energy won’t only benefit the environment but also your business with the money you could save on your energy bills. Energy efficient buildings require lower maintenance fees and cost less to operate.

The natural light, comfortable temperatures and increased indoor air quality of energy efficient commercial and industrial buildings can also result in increased staff productivity.

There are many things you can do to cut the cost of your energy bills which will help you increase your business’s profit and have money to put into other areas of the business. Things that may seem obvious such as switching off lights, heating and ventilation when not in use can really help.

Automatic light detectors that automatically turn on lights when someone enters the room can help businesses save up to 50% on lighting costs.

For example, dusk to dawn automatic sensors can be fitted to exterior lights which can help save money by making sure lights only come on when it’s dark outside. There are facilities management companies, such as MSL which are able to install new lighting systems to help businesses reduce overall energy costs.

Some businesses could reduce heating costs by up to a third through simple energy saving measures, such as keeping outer doors closed, set temperatures realistically and making sure both business hours and heating systems are in sync.

Another way to help make your business more energy efficient is to encourage your employees to help by setting energy saving targets and appointing an employee energy champion by setting different incentives.

It’s important that all members of staff are using equipment correctly and energy-efficiently, you can do this with the correct training.

Through careful review and streamlining of processes, businesses can improve their overall efficiency while cutting their costs.

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