Energy efficiency tips for your business

As part of our ongoing commitment to you and to the environment, we want to help you lower your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. Here are our top tips to help you reduce your business energy costs. Some of them are surprisingly simple.

Install energy efficient or LED lighting

LED bulbs can last 8 to 10 times longer than standard lamps and typically consume 30 to 40% less energy than fluorescents.

Check your thermostat

Make sure your thermostat and boiler settings are correct (you may be surprised). Consider fitting a smart thermostat that allows you to control your heating and cooling remotely via an App or from your PC

Switch off computers and screens when not in use

Typically a PC uses an extra £60 of energy per year if left on at night and at the weekends. You can identify where energy is being wasted with a remote monitoring system

Fit lighting timers or motion sensors

The use of motion sensors in commercial buildings can reduce lighting energy use by as much as 30%.

Regularly service your air conditioning

Air conditioning filters account for around 30% of the energy used by the system. Cleaning filters and regular maintenance ensures energy efficient performance

Update your technology

Replace old IT equipment and kitchen appliances with energy efficient ones. Make sure you check the energy rating label so you can see how efficient it is before you purchase

Keep windows and doors closed

By simply keeping your windows and doors closed during cooler months you can save up to 10% in heating bills each year. When it’s warmer this will keep air conditioning working efficiently too

Carry out an energy audit

An energy audit identifies exactly where you can make efficiencies across your business. ENGIE’s Energy & Carbon team offers a range of audit options to meet your business needs and we typically identify annual savings of over 12%**. We also provide the support and expertise you need to help put in place any recommendations

*Source: The Carbon Trust.
**Actual savings depend on your premises and the energy efficiency of your building at the time of the audit.