Small Changes Equal Big Energy Savings for Your Business
By AdFeatures | Monday, November 12, 2012, 11:55
As concerns over climate change and the environmental impact of carbon emissions increase, energy efficiency has become a primary concern for UK businesses of all sizes. Yet it’s often difficult to understand exactly where you are using the most energy and how to reduce your usage without affecting the running of your business.
The Building Management System (BMS) from British Gas Business is designed to help you find the best energy control system for your company. A BMS specialist will assess your current costs of gas for industry, check that you are currently receiving the best British Gas Business prices available and identify potential saving opportunities.
By joining up all aspects of your business’s energy needs such as lighting and heating, the BMS service can help to slash your energy costs by up to 10%. Here are just a few of the simple energy saving measures that could transform the environmental dynamics of your office building.
Control heating systems
Turning the thermostat down by just one degree can make a significant difference to your annual heating bill, without affecting the working environment for your employees during the winter months. For an accurate temperature reading, make sure that your thermostat is located away from any draughts and out of direct sunlight.
Make the Most of Natural Light
Artificial lighting is an expensive part of running a business, yet it can often be unnecessary during daylight hours. Ensure you maximise the natural light available in your building by keeping all windows clean and arranging desks close to well-lit areas. Workers in areas away from the windows should only use the artificial light closest to them. Labelling all light switches should make it easy for staff members to see exactly which light they should be using.
Install Motion And Daylight Sensors
Another intelligent approach to lighting is to install motion or daylight detectors. Whilst motion detectors turn artificial light on and off when staff members enter or leave an area of the office, daylight sensors will automatically adjust the brightness of office lighting according to the amount of ambient daylight.