Due to the rise in concern and attention focused on the effects on the planet and global warming, it has become something that is becoming almost a subconscious concern in modern society, which is great. Being conscious of the effects that unnecessarily using electrical equipment is highly important to the planet and the pennies in your pocket. From leaving the lights on to leaving computers on constant standby, there are many ways we can reduce our energy consumption and have an impact on improving the environment around us. In this post we will be giving you some tips of how to reduce your energy consumption in the workplace, some that you may think are obvious but can have a huge impact on your energy bills and your contribution to the environment.
TURN OFF THE LIGHTS
Sounds obvious right!? But the most common unnecessary use of electricity is lights being left on. You can achieve less artificial lighting time by placing signs around the workplace by the light switches and use timer software to cut the lights when they are not needed. Another tech winner is motion censored lighting, that will automatically turn lights on and off dependant on presence. Although it may seem like you’re spending to achieve this, in the long term these tech investments will pay off in reduced billing.
In this day and age there really is no excuse for not using energy efficient bulbs in the workplace, not just for the environments sake. There are so many benefits to using LED lighting, including a function span of an estimated 7 years.
STOP WITH STANDBY
A common office energy faux pas is leaving IT equipment on standby, which means you are still burning energy even when you’re not in the office. Encouraging daily shut downs of IT equipment like monitors and utilising energy saving modes on equipment, could save you at least £35 a year on your energy bills by simply switching off.
PACK UP AND MOVE TO THE CLOUD
Instead of using a server room full of equipment that you have barely any need for, going virtual with cloud platforms can save you a lot of money on your energy bills as it completely eliminates the need for physical equipment.
Considering some energy efficient changes? Contact us at UK Electrical to see how we can help you save money on electric energy bills.