As energy bills and other prices skyrocket, it’s important to do what’s possible to conserve energy. This is especially true in the office space where things are typically on a much larger scale than they are in a family home. To help you manage your office finances better, we’ve put together a list of five tips for improving energy efficiency in your office space.
Install Energy Efficient Lighting
There’s been a significant improvement in the energy efficiency of light bulbs over the past couple of decades. LED lighting can use over 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs. By simply upgrading your lighting systems and installing energy efficient bulbs, you can reduce your costs and significantly improve the energy efficiency in your office space.
Make The Most Of Natural Light
If you have windows in your office, opening the curtains and allowing the outdoor light in will not only reduce your dependency on artificial light, it’ll create a healthier office environment. Studies have shown that worker productivity is increased in naturally lit workplaces. In the wintertime, this can also reduce your dependency on heating. If you have the ability, make the most of natural light.
Install Motion Detectors
Adding motion detectors to your lighting system will ensure that the lights are on only when necessary. You won’t have to rely on people to manually turn the lights off when a room isn’t being used. Motion detectors automate the situation and decrease the chances of human error and laziness.
Supplement Your Insulation
Heavily insulated buildings stay warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. If you can supplement the insulation that your building already has, you’ll find your energy efficiency increases while your bills decrease. The best place to start would be in the ceiling as this is where the most heat transfer will occur.
Switch Off Equipment When Not In Use
The more office equipment you have, the more likely that it’ll be running when it’s not in use. Even when office equipment is in standby mode, it’s still using energy. By shutting down computers and other machines at the end of the working day you can save a significant amount of money each year and vastly improve the energy efficiency of your office.