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How Can Reduce Energy Consumption in the Office?

More and more businesses are becoming concerned with the amount of energy they consume on a daily, quarterly and annual basis.

Rising energy costs means it’s more important than ever to watch your energy consumption as a commercial entity – especially if you’re working on a tight budget. Here are just a few of the top tips to keep in mind when you’re aiming to reduce your energy usage as a business.

Upgrade outdated equipment and appliances

One of the biggest culprits of excessive energy consumption is outdated equipment. Modern equipment is often developed to consume less energy than its archaic counterparts, which is why regularly updating your appliances is critical for keeping bills low.

Newer equipment, such as PCs and laptops, use more efficient hardware which means they require less energy to run at the same – or even better – standard as older models.

Invest in a smart meter

Smart meters are a great investment for businesses trying to reduce their energy consumption. This is because smart meters track how much energy each appliance uses.

This alone doesn’t reduce consumption – but it provides you with vital information that allows you to take actionable steps toward reducing energy consumption.

For example, if you have excessive energy consumption due to lights being left on, you can make an informed effort to turn the lights off when you leave a room.

Smart meters have many other benefits for your business too, such as:

  • Get accurate energy bill readings
  • Top up energy easily if necessary
  •  Access your meter readings quickly
  •  No more manual meter readings

Hire a professional external energy auditor

If you’re wanting to reduce your commercial energy consumption but aren’t sure where to begin, hiring a professional energy auditor from an external company is recommended.

They’re trained to take an extensive look at your energy usage and provide a report on where excessive energy consumption occurs. They also often provide practical advice on how to improve the efficiency of your energy use which could provide tremendous energy savings. 

As the average business consumes between 15,000 and 25,000 kWh of energy a year, these experts are well equipped to notice the signs of excessive energy consumption.

And with these large amounts of energy consumption, small measures could have quite dramatic effects on your total consumption. You can read more about the average energy consumption of a business in this article.

Trust Pilcher London today

If being sustainable is important for you and your business and you’re in need of an office rental space in London, look no further than Pilcher London.

We’re committed to matching local businesses with rental spaces that meet their needs, including energy-efficient spaces if desirable. Get in touch with us today to find out more or to arrange a consultation.