The energy crisis and increasing energy bills are affecting us all. Businesses need to start thinking about energy consumption and how they could use our energy more efficiently.
Energy Efficiency Day gives us a reminder to look at our energy consumption and think about if we are using it in the most intelligent way possible.
What is Energy Efficiency Day?
Energy Efficiency Day takes place on the first Wednesday in October. Dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups come together to raise awareness about reducing energy consumption. It’s a day to share tips and tools to promote the benefits of energy efficiency and encourage people to think about how they are using their energy.
Why is energy efficiency important?
Using energy more efficiently has benefits for businesses and the environment. The most obvious reason energy efficiency is important is reduced costs.
Wasted energy costs money. 30% of all energy that is currently wasted comes from commercial buildings in the UK. Savings could be as high as £3.1 million annually if they used energy-saving solutions like smart metering. Being energy efficient is one of the easiest ways to save money.
Cutting energy waste not only saves money but can help save the planet. Fossil fuels in the biggest source of energy in the UK. When fossil fuels are burned, greenhouse gases are released, damaging the environment and contributing to climate change. Burning fossil fuels are the main cause of climate change.
Lowering carbon emissions now puts businesses in a good place for the Governments’ net-zero plan. There’s no harm in getting started early and reducing carbon emissions where you can.
How can you save energy?
There are small behavioural changes that you and your employees can make to help save energy. Although some of these things might seem like obvious things to do, they can make a difference:
- Turn off lights in areas that aren’t occupied or invest in sensors
- Switch to energy-efficient light bulbs
- Make sure all computers are switched off at the end of the day
- Don’t overfill the kettle
- Make the most of natural light
- Turn off electric appliances in the kitchen
There is much more you can do to save energy but one of the best things you can do for your business is to understand your energy use and waste. T-mac can help you monitor and control your energy.
How can t-mac help lower your energy consumption?
Our t-mac devices can easily connect to your mains meter or take a pulse output, extracting data and translating it into vital analysis on costs, energy consumption and your carbon footprint.
If you want to find out, even more, sub-metering explains your levels of energy usage in different areas of your business. We can measure everything from lighting, and heating, to general power.
Monitoring and metering provide important information about your energy usage and environmental conditions. We can deliver a service that fully integrates your critical energy systems into one remotely-managed platform. This provides you with visibility of all your systems in any of your buildings-including heating, lighting and ventilation.
If want more information on what t-mac can do to help you use your energy efficiently, please contact us.