All the technology and equipment used in the office today – from computers to scanners to smartphone chargers – all drive up the energy bill. If you own or rent office space, it’s time you take an active role in improving the efficiency of your space. Whether you’re overusing the heater or air conditioner or using inefficient lighting, there are numerous ways that you can improve your energy efficiency, save costs and help the environment.
Upgrade to LED Lighting
According to the department of energy, LEDs utilise 75% less energy than halogen light bulbs and lasts 5-10 times longer. By upgrading to LED lighting, you can save thousands in operating expenses. Try to avoid using regular lighting and switch to LED lighting to save costs and increase efficiency.
Use Energy-efficient Appliances
Using appliances can save you time, money and the environment! By replacing older model appliances such as a refrigerator with newer energy-efficient models, can allow for less energy being used. Switch to new and improved energy-efficient appliances to reduce your impact on the environment, also by finding appliances with high energy star rating can allow for the reduction in energy and costs.
Control your Heating and Cooling
According to HVAC Energy breakdown factsheet, Heating Ventilation and Air Condition is generally responsible for a significant proportion of total building energy consumption. Try to avoid using too much of one than the other, rather control and balance the usage of heating and cooling.
Do An Energy Audit
If you don’t know the amount of total energy you are using, then costs may rise. Conducting an Energy Audit is the inspection of energy flows usage across electricity, water and gas. Customers may use more electricity than expected without even knowing!
Combine these tips to increase energy efficiency in your building and reduce your carbon footprint. It’s the little things that create a difference in the preservation of the environment!