Energy efficiency in the office.
A few tips on how to save energy in the office.
Choosing to save energy in the office will not only save you money but will also benefit the environment.
You can reduce the amount of energy that your office uses without having to take any drastic measures. Here are a few really simple steps that you can take to lower both your energy output and bills.
Turn off the lights and computers every night when you leave the office. It may sound simple but a surprising amount of offices leave their electrical equipment on or in sleep mode overnight which wastes a substantial amount of electricity over a year.
Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy efficient ones. This simple task could reduce your energy lighting by up to 38%, which could save you a lot of money in the long run.
Install motion detectors that control lighting and switch off when no one is in the room.
Have your rest room fans synchronised with the lights. This will ensure that neither will be left on and waste any unnecessary energy.
Take advantage of natural lighting from windows or skylights.
Install and set new heating systems to switch on and off at intervals. In the summer make use of blinds or solar screens to shade and cool down the office.
Make sure that your office has ceiling and wall insulation. Whilst this may seem expensive upfront, the savings that you make in the long term will amount to much more than you spend. It may also be worth insulating water heaters and supply pipes to further reduce the amount of energy you use.
If you follow these simple steps you should have a more energy efficient office in no time.