January is well and truly here which means the cold weather is upon us! I’m sure your office heating is on constantly now but is it efficient?
As per the Carbon Trusts website, Energy is one of the largest controllable overheads in office buildings which means there are many opportunities to make savings. Reducing energy consumption not only saves money but improves working conditions which can increase staff productivity. Furthermore, the environment will benefit from reductions in energy use and carbon emissions which enhances corporate reputation
- Upgrade existing equipment
Technology advances daily. New equipment with better energy efficiency ratings can lead to big savings. Watch the video and see how much you could save by upgrading old monitors. You’ll find advice on a range of equipment in upgrading equipment and systems.
- Have an office equipment policy
Develop a set of guidelines to standardise operations and communicate it. For example: activate stand-by modes on PCs and set up printers to print both sides of the paper (duplex printing).
- Maintain equipment
Well-maintained equipment is more efficient and lasts longer. So set up a maintenance schedule, keep equipment free from obstructions and prevent over-heating by cleaning filters and fans regularly.