As we head hurtling into a new year, it’s time to take stock and reassess your business’s plans for the new year, and one item that should be on this agenda is your facility’s energy efficiency. The benefits of undertaking an energy efficiency assessment is considerable, both in terms of finances and environmental impact. Here are just a few reasons it should be on the top of your to-do list this January:
Saves Your Business Money
Research has shown that ensuring your facility is as energy efficient as possible can reduce your bills by 18-25% in as little as 1.5 years. That is a relatively sizable saving, and one that will make a significant impact on your company’s annual profits. To break this down even more, by simply replacing your light bulbs with energy saving bulbs, you can save around £35 a year on your electricity bill alone.
Good for The Environment
It makes sense, but it bears repeating – undertaking regular energy assessments will ensure that your energy is used more efficiently within your facility. This in turn will have a direct impact on the amount of wasted energy your facility produces, which will mean that your carbon footprint will be reduced, which, consequently, will have a positive effect on the environment.
Creates A More Pleasant Work Environment for Your Staff
Working in an environment in which air conditioning and heating are working properly, i.e. the building is warm in the winter and cool in the summer, seems like basic facility management. However, many of us don’t realise that by not checking the energy efficiency of these types of equipment, we can be creating issues which cause machinery to overwork, under-perform and possibly breakdown. Similarly, undertaking regular energy and lighting maintenance will ensure that all your assets are kept in good working order. Again, limiting energy overuse and unexpected technical problems occurring, thus maintaining a pleasant working environment.
Increases Your Business’s Productivity
Not only does a pleasant working environment increase staff morale, leading to greater work productivity, but equipment that has been regularly checked for energy efficiency is less likely to breakdown. This means that your business will have less-down time whilst issues are fixed or assets are replaced.
Improves your Business’s Image
There is no doubt that in this current climate, ensuring that your company has a clear, environmentally-friendly attitude will help drive more customers to do business with you. Potential clients will be impressed to see that your business doesn’t solely focus on making profit, but also wants to make a conscious effort to sustain a healthy planet.