How to become an energy-efficient business

Energy efficiency doesn’t just apply to air conditioning systems. Sure, that’s a great place to start if you want to save energy in the office, however, there are other ways to save energy at work and turn your business into a greener organisation. We’ve looked at a few methods at Sovereign, see if you agree.

Lights – One of the areas you can certainly make savings regarding energy is through the lighting in your company. How energy efficient are the light levels? Switching to LEDS and other energy-saving systems could reduce the amount of energy consumed and make financial savings for your company in the long run as well.

Computers – Did you know that desktop PCs use more energy than laptops? Savings of up to 80% can be made simply by ditching desktops and switching to laptops. If you truly value the importance of saving energy this is one area that should be given plenty of thought. If you do persist with desktops set them to go into standby mode or shut them down when they’re not being used.

Electronic equipment – Look for energy rated products when you upgrade to newer items of equipment. Phase out old inefficient models and gradually introduce energy rated products into your office on a gradual basis to make massive savings.

Switch off non-essentials – How many electrical items are switched on, plugged in and not used in your office? Get into the habit of turning items off at the mains, if it’s not needed, why waste power when you don’t have to!

Set a new home time routine – Most people can’t wait to rush out of the door at night, once the working day is over. Re-educate your team, tell them you are starting a new energy-saving regime and ask them turn lights off, shut-down computers and turn off electrics overnight, it’ll save energy and masses of money for your company!

Author: Gareth Whalley
Sharing my vast knowledge in the Air Conditioning and Mechanical services field especially in HVAC installation, service and maintenance across a broad range of sectors, including Healthcare, Education, Transport, Banking, Retail and Commercial developments.