When it comes to lowering your electricity bills, the size – and type – of your business really do matter. While there are plenty of useful principles you should follow, it pays to look for solutions specific to how your business uses energy. As well as upping your green credentials and reducing your environmental footprint, being more energy efficient makes good business sense. A 20% reduction in your energy bill could equate to the same benefit on your bottom line as a 5% increase in sales, according to the Carbon Trust. No two businesses are the same. From retail to manufacturing, let’s look at how to reduce your energy bills with tips tailored to different types of business.
Energy saving for retailers
Lighting typically accounts for 25% of an organisation’s energy bills. In retail, where bold, attractive lighting is often used to draw in customers, there are plenty of ways to bring down your electricity consumption without compromising on profit.Find out more
Energy saving for offices
Here’s the headline: an energy efficient office can save around 65% on its energy bills.Find out more
Energy saving for hospitality businesses
The average restaurant spends 40% of their energy on storing and preparing food, with a further 33% spent on heating and hot water.Find out more
Energy saving for manufacturers
Manufacturing can be particularly energy-intensive. For example, a 20% reduction in motor speeds can reduce energy consumption by up to 50%.Find out more
Reducing your energy consumption is a win for everyone. It’ll save you money, enhance your reputation with customers, and help the global fight against climate change. The tips above give just a flavour of what can be achieved if you focus on making changes, from switching light bulbs to investing in more efficient equipment.
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