15-21 January 2024 is Energy Savers Week. The Citizens Advice and Energy Saving Trust initiative helps households across the UK reduce their energy bills and improve energy efficiency. To support businesses this Energy Savers Week, we're looking at how Tritility's Energy Monitoring System can help your business cut energy waste, costs, and consumption.
We are an official Future Net Zero Partner and help businesses across the UK minimise their cost and environmental impact with carbon accounting and certification. If you aren't yet tracking your business's carbon emissions, now is the time to start. We'll give you the tools you need to start your carbon reduction journey. Find out more.
It's estimated that 46% of electricity in businesses is used outside of standard operating hours*. This could be because monitors are left on, vending machines keep things cool at night, and other similar factors.
Our Energy Monitoring System (EMS) can help you track individual machines and meters to prevent those costs. With instant access to your business minimum and peak consumption, you can prevent unexpected costs by isolating faulty equipment that doesn’t meet your performance standards.
• Complete control over your utilities.
• Reduced cost, consumption, and carbon emissions.
• Instant access to energy consumption insights down to half-hourly intervals.
• Available at no extra cost to our HH clients.
• Find out instantly how much energy your business is using out of working hours
• Identify areas where energy can be saved and make adjustments.
Combining reporting tools, expert advice, hardware, and consultancy, we’ll help you take control of cost, consumption, and carbon. Book a free demo of our Energy Monitoring System or call 0191 367 5058 to find out more.
Our EMS will help you begin tracking your energy the right way. But there are other tips businesses can follow to save energy and cut costs, starting by avoiding peaks in consumption.
Almost half of the electricity used by businesses is during times when they are not operating. So cutting down on energy usage during these periods can help you make significant savings.
Before you leave your premises, remember to switch off all energy sources. This includes lights, screens, vending machines, and kitchen appliances, but only if it's safe to do so.
Increasing the temperature by 1°C leads to an 8% rise in heating costs. If you decrease the temperature by 2°C, you can save £140 on a bill of £1,000*.
If you’re looking to invest in technology that will benefit your business in the long run, smart thermostats are the way to go. They give you more options and control when it comes to saving energy.
You can save up to 30% on heating costs by stopping cold air from coming into your building. To keep heat inside and save more energy, check for gaps around windows, doors, and floors that allow cold air in and warm air out.
Old lightbulbs can consume up to 40% of a building's electricity. LED bulbs use less energy and last a long time compared to halogen bulbs, so switching can result in more savings in less than three years of use.
Search for any fluorescent lights at your business location that can be replaced. For example, you could switch T12 fluorescent lamps with affordable T8 energy-saving lamps. You could also save additional energy with LED tubes.
Heat pumps use less energy than regular boilers. The government offers up to £7,500 for the installation of a heat pump in properties that meet the requirements. Check if you’re eligible for a heat pump grant or contact us today for a free consultation.
Energy Savers Week 2024 is an opportunity for businesses to take action towards their energy efficiency goals. By looking at your business energy needs, we can help you map out your future energy costs and budget efficiently. Speak to our EMS team today to start tracking your consumption and emissions with our Energy Management System.