6. Upgrade your lighting
There's only so many times you can say 'turn the lights off' without sounding like a nagging parent. So pair this with upgrading your lighting system. Just by replacing your standard bulbs with LED ones you'll get the same light quality but they can last more than 20 times as long and reduce your energy usage by up to 75%.
7. Insulate your building
Non-domestic buildings create 9% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. If you can better insulate your building – windows, walls, doors, roof, and pipes – you’ll not just cut your emissions but reduce your energy use and save money.
8. Switch to renewable energy
There’s a good chance your energy supplier will offer a green tariff and if not it’s pretty east to switch. Make sure you read the small print though as not all green tariffs are equal. Some directly swap renewable energy while others purchase excess renewable energy certificates off other suppliers to create their green tariff.
Got some outside space? And lunch leftovers? You’ve got an easy route to methane free decay. The humble banana peel when it’s sent off to landfill lets out destructive greenhouse gases but in the compost it decays much quicker and becomes great soil for the green fingered members of your team.
10. Power down and level up
It sounds super simple but getting everyone to power down at the end of every day rather than just setting appliances to sleep really does make a difference. And if you’re still using old energy sapping appliances consider upgrading them to energy efficient ones. The cumulative energy savings will soon recoup the initial outlay.
Taking a few small steps can kickstart your journey to a greener operation. Little changes can help you play your part in saving the planet, show an authentic commitment to sustainability, and help to future proof your business.
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