According to a recent survey by E.ON, only 1 in 10 employees are concerned about energy efficiency and have taken responsibility for reducing energy output.
It seems that homeowners take more responsibility for being energy efficient, whilst owners of small businesses do little to reduce their electricity usage each month.
Here is a list of tips to help your small business become more energy efficient:
Implementing a Policy
Arranging an energy policy for your staff to follow is vital and will encourage your staff to make a conscious effort to reduce their energy usage. This policy will serve as a reminder for people to switch off lights and devices when they are not being used and also to keep windows and doors closed to keep the heat inside during the winter months. Experts are claiming that waste reduction should be the main priority of many small businesses as this is where a lot of expenses are going.
E.ON’s survey revealed that many employees of smaller companies didn’t see energy efficiency as part of their role which has caused energy bills to rise. An improvement in company attitudes is said to be the main cause of this because if people are willing to implement policies and work hard to reduce energy efficiency, companies will reap the rewards.
Companies are taking extra measures to change the attitudes of their staff and are even offering incentives for those who follow the policies or make solutions.
When trying to make your company buildings more efficient, why not invest in energy efficient light bulbs or replace devices for more energy efficient ones? The older some devices are the less energy efficient they will be.
Electric Point offer a wide range of energy saving devices that will help your business to save on your energy bills.