For a business, reducing its electricity consumption is important in more than one way. This already amounts to making substantial savings on your energy bill. But it is also helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and control peaks in electricity consumption in the event of extreme cold. And to do this, each of us has a role to play. It suffices to adopt a few simple actions daily. In the process of Saving Energy the following things are important for you to know.
Educate Your Employees To Reduce Your Energy Consumption.
The acquisition of the right gesture at work by all employees is an extremely important factor in the performance of your energy saving strategy. To reduce energy consumption and guarantee the success of the process, it is essential to communicate about the company’s commitments. In this way, you will involve your employees, who will naturally invest in achieving significant energy savings.
So that reducing energy consumption becomes everyone’s business, display the good results of each gesture, and regularly encourage your employees to take the right action (do not overheat in winter, do not use air conditioning in summer, report any appliance failure, etc.).
Switch Off Interior Lighting
In buildings at night, on weekends and during closed periods, in accordance with regulations switch off the interior lighting. Improve efficiency by deploying efficient sources and presence-based management.
Reduce Exterior Lighting
Especially advertising lighting, and turn it off no later than 1 a.m. in accordance with regulations. Improve efficiency by deploying low-consumption lighting LEDs.
Reduce the Consumption Of Computer Devices
set up computer standby, completely turn off screens at night, prefer laptops that consume 50 to 80% less than a fixed station, limit the number of printers by favoring less multifunction devices numerous.
Master the Use of Electronic Mail
Avoid sending attachments that are too heavy, limit the number of recipients, avoid storing too many messages, regularly sort and clean your mailbox. Set up an optimized management of the operation of computer servers.
Adapt the average heating temperature in tertiary establishments, in accordance with regulations, by checking the correct programming of equipment intermittences and that of ambient temperature levels: 19 ℃ for occupied rooms, 16 ℃ outside occupancy periods, and 8 ℃ if the premises are unoccupied for more than two days. Have your heat pump or reversible air conditioning serviced, in addition to the mandatory five-year inspection. Have the general operation of the heating systems checked, in particular the correct adjustment of the circulation pumps for hot water heating.
Do Not Leave Store Doors Open
Let the automatic closing of the doors operate to prevent heat loss. Speed up the installation of doors on refrigerated cabinets in food stores. In industry, optimize the use of devices operating with compressed air: find and seal leaks regularly, stop compressors when the workshop is inactive, clean or change the air inlet filters, reduce the pressure of the blow guns to 2 bars (ensure suction of the freshest air possible).
Reduce or shut down unnecessary audiovisual systems, such as projectors or screens in reception halls or cafeterias. When it comes to energy management, you should know that each company has its specificities. Find various sections dedicated to energy management in offices, clinics and hospitals, industrial production workshops and farms. In particular, you will find courses of action with notions of cost, return time and ease of implementation, as well as examples of good practices to guide you in your efforts.