Whether you’re looking to improve your bottom line or boost your business’ corporate reputation, saving energy starts with improving your employees energy usage habits and looking for efficiencies where appropriate. No matter what industry you operate in or what infrastructure, equipment and technology your business uses, making a series of simple changes in the workspace and training employees to work more efficiently could significantly reduce your energy bills.
Basic energy saving tips for employees include the following:
Turning equipment off after every use
From printers and PCs to power tools, heavy machinery and warehouse equipment, regardless of the type of workplace environment your employees operate in, encouraging them to get into the habit of switching appliances off when they are not in use can save a surprisingly large amount of energy. Even when on ‘standby modes’, many common items of office equipment, such as PCs, projectors, printers and copiers still use a lot of electricity. This means, getting your employees into the habit of switching their equipment off when it is not needed – overnight, for example – can result in significant savings over the course of a year. To make it as easy as possible for employees, powerstripsthat allow them to switch multiple appliances off at once, rather than having to turn various pieces of tech off individually.