When you’re responsible for an office or commercial building, energy bills can be one of your biggest headaches. So here are a few ideas to reduce those costs… and protect the environment at the same time.
1. Upgrade to LED lighting
LED lights are much more efficient than traditional bulbs. They last longer, use less power and produce a lot of light. And the latest generation of LEDs are more affordable than ever before.
Did you know that LED lights can also make your office more productive? LED bulbs imitate natural sunlight, which helps you feel awake. A study from the University of Michigan found that commercial buildings with LED lighting had higher productivity levels.
2. Install smart controls
You can minimise energy bills by being smart about switching off lights and saving electricity. Look into smart controls for lighting and HVAC systems. With a smart system, you can turn the lights off with a tap of your mobile phone – you don’t even have to be in the office.
In many offices, computer screens eat up a lot of power after hours. The low-tech way of solving this problem is encouraging people to switch their devices off every day. But if you want a more reliable solution, try monitor power management software. You can turn off everyone’s screen with this central programme.
3. Check your insulation
Good insulation is key to saving on your energy bills. From roof insulation to correctly fitted windows, the smallest details can make a big difference to your electricity usage. Even a new set of window blinds can improve insulation in a commercial building and reduce your costs.
4. Stay up to date with HVAC servicing
If your HVAC systems are worn out, damaged or even just dusty – then your power bills will go up. Regular HVAC servicing saves a lot of money in the long term. Your air conditioning maintenance team can also give you tips on energy efficiency for your specific building.
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