Energy efficiency should be important to your business. Not only can being energy efficient save you money, but it also helps the environment. In many cases people embrace the idea of energy efficiency but do not know how to make their business more energy efficient. If you’re looking to find out how to boost your company’s energy efficiency, read on to find out.
Get An Energy Audit
Having a professional come to your commercial building to inspect it and inform you about your energy use is a great idea. This person will be able to tell you exactly where your business could improve in terms of energy efficiency. This is a great first step to take because it will essentially provide you with a guide for the next steps you should take, so you won’t have to guess.
Upgrade Your Lights
If you’re not using LED lights in your commercial building, chances are it’s not very energy efficient. LED lights are powerful and vibrant but still use less energy than traditional lighting. In fact, after switching to LED lights, companies can see up to a 75% decrease in their energy using. This will not allow cut down on your energy usage but it’ll help you save money too.
One of the simplest way to be more energy efficient in a commercial building is to cut down on the unnecessary usage of energy. This includes turning computers off or putting them in sleep mode when they are not in use. Also, make sure that your lights aren’t on when nobody needs them. A lot of energy is wasted by people failing to turn off electronics and lights when they are not in use.
If you have room in your budget for it, you might even want to install motion-activated lighting to cut down on energy use. Basically you’d be using sensors that can detect whether or not someone is in the rooms in your office space. This is helpful because people often forget to turn the lights when they leave a room, which can cost a lot of money over time. Motion activated lighting automates this process.
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