January, it’s still January would you believe? It’s freezing too, your bills are probably taking a hit, so we thought it would be a great idea to provide you with some of our best energy saving tips!

Take regular meter readings

By taking regular meter readings, you can keep track of how much energy your business is using on a regular basis. Having an understanding of how much energy your business consumes will make it much easier to see where improvements are needed and how well changes are working.

Conduct an energy audit

If you’re not sure where to start in making improvements in your energy consumption, we can conduct an energy audit of your office and working premises to highlight any areas for improvement.

Appoint an energy warden

Your business should have fire wardens and first aiders so why not an energy warden? Appointing one individual to conduct regular checks on energy waste in their department can help you cut your energy usage.

Reward green behaviour

Has Susan from accounts made sure that her computer is off every night as she leaves? Has Tom in production made sure that the machine that’s only used occasionally is turned off when it’s not in use? By rewarding green behaviour, you’re likely to get more people on side. Small changes can really add up to big energy savings.

Create a competition

If your employees are anything like ours, they’ll thrive on competition. Set up an energy saving competition within your company pitting teams against one another and rewarding the team who engages most successfully could win a prize.

Make the most of tax breaks

There are a number of environmental taxes on offer which encourage your business to operate in a way which is more environmentally friendly. You may get tax relief if you use a lot of energy due to the nature of your business, you’re a small business that doesn’t use much energy or you buy energy-efficient technology for your business. Here at the Green Energy Advice Bureau, we can help you identify any schemes which your business may benefit from.

If you’re on the lookout for more tips, maybe need some help with your energy renewals, simply get in touch with our expert energy consultants, on 0191 3037750 to find out more!

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