Energy efficiency improvements for your business can have a huge positive impact on your bottom line. In fact, the Carbon Trust has determined that a ‘20% cut in energy costs represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales in many businesses’. That is quite a compelling statistic. Any Facilities Manager, then, might want to consider identifying areas for improving the business’ energy efficiency. The infographic below shows the 4 main areas to look for those energy efficiency improvements and tips on where exactly to be looking.
The Walkaround for Energy Efficiency Improvements
It can be easy to get used to your surroundings. We tend to accept them as they are- that draught that’s always been there; that room that is always too hot that you need to open a window. But these seemingly small things can cost a business a lot of money.
The best foot forward is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
1) Carry out a walkaround of all your spaces, focusing on the areas in the infographic.
2) Make a list of any issues that arise,
3) Put together an action plan.
Don’t forget to talk to all the staff to find out if they have noticed anything.
The range of the energy efficiency improvements you can make for your business varies on how easy they are to implement. It may be a simple case of switching computers to energy saving, or setting a timer so heating comes on at a more appropriate hour. But it could also be something bigger like getting proper insulation or switching 100 fluorescent tube lights to LED. Either way, it is more than likely that there is some area that you can improve to reduce energy costs.
For the lighting, you could always contact us at Lumenstream to find out how Lighting as a Service could be the turn-key solution you are looking for to lower your energy consumption.