Energy Saving Tips & Advice


Here are a few simple tips which are just the start of the savings you can make, and help towards improving energy efficiency.

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  • Turn off office equipment when you’re not using it overnight, at weekends and during bank holidays. Savings on just a single computer and monitor could be up to £35 a year – imagine the saving for a whole office!
  • Cut lighting costs by as much as 15% by turning off lights in empty rooms and replacing bulbs with energy saving ones. These are readily available and have come down considerably in price since they were first introduced.
  • Only fill the kettle as far as you need to – don’t fill it up to the maximum if you are just making one cup of tea.
  • Put a jumper on! Turning down your thermostat by 1°C can save you as much as £60 per year.
  • Cook in batches. If you are going to use the oven, cook a few meals at a time to get the most out of having your oven on.
  • Hang up your laundry. Air-dry your laundry rather than tumble drying it, particularly if there’s warm or windy weather. What’s more nothing smells better than air-dried clothes and it is easier to iron. 
  • Move furniture away from radiators where possible. The heat will come into the room better and you will be able to turn down your thermostat.
  • Draught proof your windows and doors.
  • Spend one minute less in the shower each time.

Save Water

A constantly dripping tap can cost your business about £400 per year.

Make sure you turn taps off fully and fix any drips.

A dripping tap can waste more than 5,500 litres of water too

A huge extra cost that can be easily avoided.

Reduce Waste

Save 4% of your turnover with waste management techniques

Such as partnering with other businesses to recycle waste or selling it to be used as raw materials.

Always publicise your commitment to reducing your environmental impact

More than a third of consumers would favour recyclable products or those with minimal packaging.