How Can I Make My Business More Energy Efficient?

Energy efficiency is the term applied to techniques and technologies that are designed to reduce energy consumption. It can reduce costs and help lower your carbon footprint. Many businesses are struggling financially because of the rising cost of electricity while others are becoming more conscious about reducing their environmental impact. The new innovative solutions that are emerging are changing the way that businesses operate and meet their energy needs.

Use LED Lights

LED lights are a modern replacement for old-style incandescent bulbs. LED stands for light emitting diode. It is a form of solid-state lighting that produces bright white light but beyond that,  LED lights are energy-efficient, last much longer, and provide higher-quality lighting.

These lights are also much smaller than their older counterparts and can be used anywhere. If you haven’t already, replace your old light bulbs with new LED lights. You will notice an immediate difference in your electric bill.

Expand Remote Work Protocols

If your business can create a remote working environment, consider encouraging and promoting it. The benefits of remote working include lower costs of electricity in an office building, less stress on people’s shoulders, and improved productivity. If no one is in the office, you can even turn off the lights completely and save even more money.

Use Energy-Efficient Office Equipment

Purchasing energy-efficient office equipment can be vital to ensure you’re saving as much energy as possible in your business. To find computers, printers, copiers, and other devices that are energy-efficient, simply look for the EnerygtStar rating on the product.  They can save you money and help you manage your energy costs in the long run.

Install Solar Panels

A solar energy system offers several benefits for your business. You can significantly reduce energy costs and be environmentally friendly at the same time. A reputable electrician can help you choose the most appropriate equipment for your needs.

Energy savings can depend on the amount of sunlight in your area but your electrician will be able to help you determine the right options for you.

Power Down at End of Day

Another way many businesses can save more money and energy is by powering down their equipment, lights, and computers at the end of the day. With this simple action, you can make a huge difference in how much electricity you’re using every day.

A ton of electricity is wasted when lights and equipment are kept on overnight. By setting up eco-friendly protocols to power down at least some of the equipment and lights each day, you could save a ton.

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By implementing these ideas, you can feel proud knowing that your business is working towards more energy-efficient and sustainable goals and helping reduce your carbon footprint.

If you’d like to learn more about how to become energy-efficient, ensure your electricity is running as best it can, and discuss your office’s energy needs, scheduling a consultation with Wolverine Electrical Contracting is a great first step. Our trained and certified electricians can help you make your office run more efficiently.

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