See the report here – FSB-Out-In-The-Cold
So naturally there has been a huge shift in the way that businesses use energy. First, we all have to play our part in reducing the amount of energy that we use, but rising energy prices are now forcing many commercial property owners to take action sooner than they might have.
It makes sense for several reasons to reduce energy consumption, and whilst this could be down to helping the planet, it also saves money. When it comes to saving energy, it can help to know how to reduce energy consumption in commercial properties.
With this in mind, here’s eleven things your business can do to cost costs and consumption.
It might not seem right but if you have a problem with your electrical equipment, it could mean that you are using more energy than you need to. When systems are not working efficiently it means that they have to work harder and that can lead to an increase in energy.
Things such as heating systems or manufacturing machinery can all become less energy efficient when there is an issue, even if the issue is small. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to carry out a thorough check on all equipment and ensure that all machinery and equipment is fully optimised.
Keeping your commercial property well-ventilated with fresh air is of paramount importance for the health and well-being of your staff. It has also been shown to greatly increase productivity. Many businesses do this through HVAC units and by opening windows, but if left unmonitored this can lead to a vast amount of wasted energy.
Introducing Smart Systems, such as solutions provided by Envelo, who assists in controlling such issues. Using data-driven decisions our systems monitor air quality and can send alerts via our platform to staff to open windows when required. If you have a HVAC system that is costing you money, Envelo can automatically control them so they only come into use when necessary to reduce energy consumption.
You can make a real difference when you set the correct temperature on your heating systems. Even a reduction of one or two degrees will ensure that properties are still adequately heated but it will make a significant difference to the amount of energy that you use.
You can do this by using thermostats that regulate and monitor the temperatures so that your heating only turns on once the temperature drops to a certain point, but will also turn off once the temperature is reached. This is considered to be one of the biggest things you can do to reduce energy consumption.
Whether it is lighting, photocopiers, or computers, it is all too easy to leave equipment running. You should encourage all users to turn off their equipment after use because even leaving them on standby will mean that they use a lot of energy. A photocopier that is left turned on overnight and at weekends can cost as much as £42 a year, but it will also emit a large amount of Co2, of which levels should be monitored.
According to the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), “The Out in the Cold report finds that the overwhelming majority (96%) of small firms flag concerns
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