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Achieving Energy Efficiency

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Simple Steps to Improving Energy Efficiency within your Business

Going green is a key word in today’s workplace. Implementing a system within your business to achieve a greener working environment can make a substantial contribution to saving overall costs. Improving your businesses energy efficiency can be achieved in a few simple ways within your business. The key to these simple steps is to continue the maintenance your energy efficiency efforts, day by day, and week by week..  Abbey Facilities have created this list of key points to keep in mind to help you go green with your business!

1)      Efficient Lighting

This is a step that is simply introduced to any business, and has been noted as the top priority in facility managers’ energy efficiency efforts. A survey conducted by the International Facility Management  Association found that  51 percent of Managers say that switching to efficient lighting offers the greatest performance-price ratio improvement overall. Sensor activated lighting and timer light switches were also included in the list of lighting efficient options.

2)     Recycling

      Although already enforced from an external point of view in terms of suppliers and waste management companies, implementing small steps to incorporate recycling into the small everyday tasks of your business will present results. Simple tasks such as ensuring all stationary is recycled, especially paper, for example  managing and reducing the unnecessary printing of emails and increasing the recycling of printed paper. In the long run each sheet of paper that is recycled will add up to an overall cost saving for the business.

 

3)     Switch Off - Save Electricity

IT departments are huge enforcers of this step and it is the simple task of switching off electronics when not in use, especially desktop computers and office equipment. It may seem like something irrelevant and unnecessary that adds 5 more minutes to your day, but in the long run, its savings are hugely felt. As something that can be so simply implemented by management, it is worth keeping an eye on and maintaining.

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