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6 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Business’s Energy Costs


Reducing costs is always a top priority. With rising energy costs and a focus on sustainability, finding ways to reduce your business’s energy consumption has become more important than ever. If your business has a large physical presence, you know that energy costs can quickly add up. That’s why finding ways to reduce your energy consumption not only benefits the environment but can also save you money on your monthly bills. By implementing some simple energy-efficient practices, you can improve your bottom line and help your business become more sustainable.

In this article, we will share five simple ways to reduce your business’s energy costs and help you meet your regulatory obligations, while also reducing your carbon footprint. Whether you’re an Owner, CEO, Managing Director, Facilities Director, or Sustainability Director, these tips can help you save money and improve your bottom line.

1. Lead from the top

As with all successful business ventures, the dynamics of becoming more efficient in the way you use energy requires a good management system driven from the top of an organisation. Commitment from senior managers – those who champion the cause of a move towards a greener future to boost profits and reputation – is key to all your energy-saving initiatives.

Sainsbury’s reported they could save 5 per cent a year on energy consumption simply by giving one staff member in each store responsibility for driving energy efficiency measures. What came out of this was a system of controlling back-of-store lighting and a project to give staff regular energy updates.

Encouraging employee engagement is a vital part of reducing your business’s energy costs. Your employees have a massive role to play in helping you achieve this goal. By creating a dialogue with them on simple energy-saving behaviours, you can help create a culture of environmental awareness within your organisation.
For example,

• Turning off lights

• Unplugging devices when they’re not in use, and avoid using standby mode


2. Data

Alarming but true – the average business can easily waste over 20 per cent of the energy it uses. The reason is mainly down to not knowing exactly what it’s being used for.

Data is an essential tool in improving energy efficiency, and at Inteb, we understand how to make the most of it. By installing energy meters and using software analytics, we can help you get a clear picture of how much electricity and gas your business is using, every hour of every day. With this real-time data, we can work with you to identify areas of inefficiency, set achievable energy reduction targets, and implement strategies to meet those targets.

Our experts can help you turn raw data into actionable insights, giving you the information, you need to make informed decisions that will help you reduce your energy costs and improve efficiency. By partnering with Inteb, you can take advantage of the latest in energy management technology, data analysis, and strategy development to drive your business forward.

Contact us today to find out how we can help your business make the most of its data and improve efficiency.

3. Conduct an Energy Audit

Before you can start making changes, it’s essential to understand where your business stands regarding energy consumption. A good starting point is to carry out a physical site inspection, or survey, to spot any obvious areas of waste. The inspection should normally cover the entire site and result in a list of opportunities that can then be developed into an effective action plan.
An energy audit involves:
● Assessing your current energy usage

● Rationalising working practices

● Identifying areas of inefficiency

● Developing a plan to address these inefficiencies

It may be that more detailed energy audits will need to be conducted on entire sites or individual areas of a business such as:

• Heating and cooling

• Compressed air

• Processes and specialist equipment

If you’re interested in learning more about energy audits, check out our Audits and Energy Surveys page to get started today!

4. Implement Energy-Efficient Technologies

An effective way to reduce your energy costs is to implement energy-efficient technologies, like:

● LED lighting

● Programmable thermostats

● Energy Rated appliances (look to install A or B rated, avoid D, E, F and G)

● Commercial EV

● Solar

Not only does this make good business sense, but it also helps the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.
At Inteb, we specialise in helping businesses improve their energy efficiency and reduce their costs. If you’re interested in learning more about how renewables and low-carbon energy solutions can help your business, head over to our website to find out more!

5. Optimise Your HVAC Systems

A significant portion of your energy use comes from your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. Optimising these will go a long way to reducing energy waste.
To do this, you should:

● Schedule regular maintenance

● Upgrade to energy-efficient equipment

● Implement a building automation system that allows you to control your HVAC systems remotely


6. Partner with a Consultant

Partnering with an energy and sustainability consultant with a track record of developing and delivering energy reduction programmes, can help you reduce energy costs, meet your regulatory obligations and achieve net zero faster than your competitors. These experts can assist you by developing action plans, obtaining correct data, conducting energy audits, recommending and implementing energy-efficient technologies, and optimizing your HVAC systems. They can also help you procure and manage your energy needs and provide you with the necessary reporting and compliance management to help your business meet its regulatory obligations.
At Inteb, we specialise in providing bespoke energy and utility consulting services to businesses across the UK. Our team of experts can help you navigate the complexities of energy management, identify cost-saving opportunities, and implement sustainable practices that make a real difference to your bottom line. We understand that the regulatory landscape is constantly evolving, and we can help ensure that your business stays compliant with the latest legislation and guidelines. Failure to comply with these regulations could result in fines and sanctions, which is why having an expert on your side is essential.
By partnering with us, you can reduce your energy costs, increase efficiency, and take meaningful steps towards a more sustainable future. Contact us today to find out how we can help your business thrive.

Need help reducing your business’s energy costs?

Then why not speak to us today?
Inteb can help reduce your business’s energy costs through improving energy efficiency, controlling energy performance and energy-efficient technologies, optimising HVAC systems, and encouraging your employees to become more environmentally aware.
So, what are you waiting for?
Start reducing your energy costs today.
Call us now on 0151 601 3476 or email [email protected]