Twenty Business Energy Saving Ideas

  • Measure the strength of the lighting in your offices.  Offices can often make do with less CFL tubes than they actually use
  • Install energy efficient light globes, they use up to 80% less energy than regular incandescent globes
  • Install motion sensors in all office spaces or turn lights off when office and meeting areas are unoccupied
  • Turn off all computers and office equipment when not in use
  • Purchase office equipment with an energy star rating.  These products “sleep” or power down when not in use.  They generally use 40% less electricity compared to standard models.
  • If you have an electrical hot water system or boiler, upgrade to an instantaneous gas, gas-boosted or solar hot water system
  • Where possible capture rainwater from your roof and use it as source of drinking water and to flush toilets
  • Install water efficient devices and fixtures such as flow restrictors on taps
  • Monitor and repair all leaking taps
  • Run dishwashers only when they are fully loaded
  • Use brooms, mops, and squeegees instead of hosing down hard surfaces
  • Minimise air travel by using phone, video or online web conferencing technologies.
  • Organise trips so they are multipurpose to maximise your productivity if you need to fly
  • Encourage staff to car pool
  • Allow staff to work from home where this is feasible
  • Travel to business meetings by public transport where possible
  • Recycle all bottles, cans, paper and plastic
  • Get Green Carbon to calculate your carbon footprint so you know exactly where you stand
  • Make a resolution to reduce your carbon emissions by 10% over the next 3 months
  • Buy carbon credits from Green Carbon to offset your carbon footprint
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