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Business energy proficiency is fundamental for our environment. Every company can take the right steps forward to ensure we reduce our carbon footprint and give something back to the planet….
Switch Off All Lights
You can reduce your company’s gas and electricity bills by making sure you remember to turn off all the lights when you are not using a meeting room or office area.
Consult your colleagues
Saving energy for your company is a huge project and one which needs the full support of everyone. It’s important you publicise your energy saving goals through emails, meetings and word of mouth. If you are in a position of authority then you could arrange a weekly energy meeting where you discuss ways in which you could make things greener around the company.
Switch off your computer
A great way to reduce your energy consumption is by turning off your computer when you are leaving your desk for more than ten minutes at a time.
Change your printer toner
Try and change your printer’s settings and avoid printing in colour, as this will save you considerable amounts of money and energy in the long run. So, if you are just printing a draft documents for internal use, make you’re your printer’s settings are changed to economy mode as this uses nearly half the amount of toner whilst printing nearly double the number of pages at high-quality settings.
Cycle to work
Next time you wake up, why not consider cycling in to work rather than driving. Driving can use a lot of electricity and with this in mind why not take a different form of transport to work that uses a lot less electricity? You’ll also improve your health and fitness whilst also reducing your carbon footprint.
Businesses throughout the globe waste tonnes and tonnes of paper each and every year. From paper back pads, to magazines and brochures, companies go through a lot of paper. One way you can successfully target paper wastage and improve the environment is by positioning paper bins near desks, printers and reception to encourage people to reduce their carbon emissions and protect the world.
So, there you have it, my easy to follow energy saving tips aimed at encouraging your business to become more energy efficient while saving your place of work a small fortune.
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