Business Link Offers Guide for Corporates Going Green
Business Link has created a guide designed to help businesses cut costs in the work place, improving their cashflow during these challenging times. After the Carbon Trust revealed that UK businesses could save nearly £7m a day by improving energy efficiency, the company produced the guide to help business owners to identify priority areas for action for saving their well-earned cash.
Erica Russell, a sustainability adviser at Business Link says: “Businesses should take the time to have a look at the guide to see the really simple and easy ways to cut your energy bills, like ensuring that all your staff switch off their equipment when the building is empty.
A Hampshire manufacturer looked carefully at all the equipment being left on in their offices and realised that with just a staff switch off campaign, they could save up to £6,000 a year. It’s also a good idea to take the human element out of switching off. Well-designed automated lighting controls can save 30% on lighting costs. Make sure your heating doesn’t come on when you’re out and remember that for every one degree you reduce on the thermostat cuts your bill by as much as 10 per cent.”
Among the other practical tips offered within the guide are: