Energy Saving Advice for Offices & Call Centres
Dedicated tips and advice on saving energy and money on your energy bills within offices and call centres, all whilst helping to keep your staff and visitors happy…
How to save money on office’s energy bills
When it comes to energy savings in the office or call centres, there are many things you and your staff could be doing to help both save and cut the costs of your energy usage and costs.
Regardless of financial performance, energy saving is becoming ever more important. Encroaching climate change targets and a rise in consumer demand for environmentally friendly businesses are putting more and more pressure on even the largest corporations to change their energy-consuming ways.
Aside from all of that, it’s a pretty easy way to save your business some money… We’ve put together these tips for any money and energy-savvy business owner to utilise…
Office and call centre energy-saving tips
1: Get your call centre or office staff involved in energy-saving
Each member of staff that you employ uses energy to do their job, regardless of role. This can come in a variety of forms such as lighting, heating or the use of technology etc. Unfortunately, unless you’re willing to go back to the Stone Age and start using a slate/ chalk combination to do work, this is unavoidable.
Encouraging staff to incorporate energy-saving tactics into their working methods can, therefore, have a massive impact on your consumption and help you avoid footing a sky-high bill each month.
You can easily reduce your office and call centre energy consumption by educating your staff on the ways and benefits of saving energy at work.
2: Review your office and call centre energy bills
It is estimated by the Competition Markets Authority (CMA), that 1.3million UK businesses are overpaying their suppliers by more than £500million every year! This is because many businesses are on tariffs that are not suited to their needs or have rolled onto a standard or higher tariff. After all, they have not renewed their business energy contract.
Therefore if you haven’t paid attention to your business energy contracts (both gas and electricity) for a while, it is well worth checking if this has happened to you as you could be losing out on thousands in profit!
A quick and easy way to check whether this is affecting your business is to call us here at Exchange Utility on 0800 9777 000 to see how much you could save on your energy bills.
Our experienced energy experts will investigate your contracts, uncover whether you could be entitled to better rates and advise you on the best course of action going forward.
This service is free, independent and no obligation. Get in touch today or review your contract online, all you need is a recent business energy bill and you’re ready to go!
3: Upgrade to Eco-friendly equipment
Upgrading the equipment and fixtures within your office can provide your business with a sizeable return on investment as the reduction in your consumption will pay for your investment and then some!
Some examples of the eco upgrades you could make:
✓ Replacing traditional bulbs with LEDs can save you approximately £3 per bulb per year. It might not seem like a lot but if you add up all of the bulbs within your business premises, you’ll soon find that the savings add up.
✓ Installing central heating as opposed to using electric heaters can halve the Carbon emissions that you create from heating and reduce the amount that you spend on heating by two-thirds!
✓ Purchasing motion sensors can cost as little as £20 and save you up to 10% on your lighting costs.
✓ Ensuring that your cavity and roof insulation is topped up can prevent up to ¼ of the heat from escaping from your premises. This could save you up to £135 each year.
These are just a few options that you have available to your business to provide energy savings within your office or call centre, but as you can see, minor measures can have a BIG impact on your energy spend.
4: Reduce the consumption of technology in your office or call centre
We no longer live in an age where you can get away with having a technology deficiency in your business. Most office workers use computers, so how do you stem the cost?
Turning off computers, printers and other office-based technology which isn’t in use overnight can all help you to save money on your energy bills.
Read more: Our tips to help reduce how much energy your business computers use
There’s lots of handy advice on screen savers and computer settings.
5: Adopt a consumption-cutting closing routine
When it comes to home time, it can be far too easy to want to make a break for freedom and forget about the work that has been weighing you down all day. Often the last person out of the office ends up floating around waiting for others to finish their tasks for the day, so why not turn a highly unproductive wait into a money-saving exercise by creating an end of the day savings checklist for your business.
Granted, it’ll mostly be comprised of turning equipment off, which can be laborious but the potential for creating savings most certainly is not! According to the Rainforest Alliance (2015), simply switching off your plugs and powering down businesses could cut their consumption by 40% – that’s also a 40% saving on your company’s energy spend…
Below is an example of the type of checklist that you can implement to see these results for yourself! Adopt your own or try this, whatever you want to do, just give it a go and see the difference for yourself…
Review your call centre and office energy contracts
It’s estimated that around 1.2m UK businesses are overpaying on their energy bills, with some overpaying by as much as 80%. This is often due to organisations going out of contract or simply being on the wrong energy tariff for their business.
Review your organisation’s energy contracts today, to discover easy savings. You could save up to 45% on your bill spend by doing this alone!
It doesn’t take long, and we will take care of all of the paperwork for you.
At Exchange Utility, we’re working to combat unnecessarily high energy costs for businesses in every sector, including Offices and Call Centres, by providing a business energy comparison service.
No matter whether your business operates in multiple different industries or you’re just interested to see what other helpful energy savings tips our team have been able to come up with. Take a look at our other business energy-saving advice for more tips and inspiration to use within your business.
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