You don’t need us to tell you that the cost of gas and electric for your business has soared in recent years. In fact, your business energy bills have doubled over the last decade which is part of the reason the team here at kinex is so committed to driving down your company’s outgoings. For this reason, energy efficiency and sustainability have gone to the top of the agenda for the government and organisations such as the Carbon Trust. There are many benefits to your business adopting a green approach to energy. Not only is it in the interests of the environment but many customers will look more favourably on organisations who are doing their bit for the planet. Perhaps more importantly though, long-term energy efficiency measures can reduce your costs and ultimately improve your bottom line.
So, every month we will be discussing one method which we think your business can employ to reduce costs and successfully implement a sustainable green energy plan.
This month it is:
For anyone not familiar, a LED is a ‘light emitting diode’ and is seen by many to be one of the quickest wins when it comes to streamlining energy usage in the workplace. Compare to traditional and thirsty light bulbs, LED’s produce less heat and are therefore far more effective. If you manage to get LED lighting used around your office or workplace, then you can expect to enjoy the benefits very quickly as your energy bills reduce.
What businesses have embraced this technology in the UK?
In principle, any business can take advantage of these techniques to lower their bills and help the planet. For instance, Clapham Junction railway station in London managed to reduce its energy usage by 40% by streamlining its lighting. Although a substantial investment was needed to implement the changes, it is thought that annual savings of more than £7 million for the rail networks will now be enjoyed. With this in mind, think how much you may be able to save for your business which can then be used to boost your profitability.
Why not look to adopt these measures for your business today and reap the long term benefits? If you wish to discuss moving to a cheaper business energy tariff or any other aspect of your gas and electricity usage, please get in touch with us here