How to Implement a Sustainable Energy Plan for Your Business - Inteb

How to Implement a Sustainable Energy Plan for Your Business



Adopting sustainable energy practices is one of the most important decisions you can make for your business right now.


Because not only will it help you to reduce your environmental impact, but it can also reduce costs, improve your brand reputation, and keep you aligned with regulatory compliance.

All of which help you to future-proof your business.

Taking steps towards creating a sustainable energy plan.

Before you can reap those benefits, however, you need to know what it takes to create and implement a sustainable energy plan:

Step 1. Understand your energy needs

To do this, you need to:

  • Analyse your energy bills
  • Conduct energy audits
  • Identify areas where you’re wasting energy

Understanding your business’s energy footprint is the first step in developing a successful energy plan.

Step 2. Identify sustainable energy options

The next step is to identify renewable energy options, like:

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Hydropower

Every business is different, and everyone is at a different stage in their net-zero journey. Switching to renewables will future-proof your business, so choosing the right one for your organisation is crucial.

Is implementing a sustainable energy plan expensive?

Implementing a sustainable energy plan isn’t cheap nor is it a one-time event. It requires ongoing monitoring and continuous improvement, including:

  • Energy use reviews
  • Cost reviews
  • Goal progress checking
  • Identifying and implementing new technology

And this can be costly, so it’s important to understand the financial help available to you, like:

Lack of funding is one of the biggest obstacles most business owners face when implementing a sustainable energy plan, but it’s not the only one.

Problems with implementing a sustainable energy plan.

Lack of funds or knowing you can get financial help to implement your changes is the first in a line of stumbling blocks you might face. Your lack of knowledge about what you need to do is another, but perhaps the most frustrating is customer, employee and stakeholder resistance to your plans.

It’s vital you communicate your sustainable energy plans and the impact they’ll have on all of the above by sharing information about your:

  • Energy usage targets
  • Reduction goals
  • Environmental benefits of your sustainable energy plan

Doing so will build support and trust for your project, reducing resistance to change and improving your company’s reputation.

Need help with your sustainable energy plan?

Creating and implementing sustainable energy practices now benefits the environment and prepares your company for future energy market changes.

But if you need a helping hand, maybe we can help?

At Inteb, we offer audits and energy surveys that help your business identify where you’re wasting energy and how to make changes to cut your energy bills. And if that wasn’t enough, our Inteb Renewables service can help you identify the following:

  1. Sustainable energy options
  2. Energy-efficient technologies
  3. Ways to reduce your carbon footprint
  4. How to protect your business from volatile energy markets

And we can advise you on obtaining financial help for your plans and prepare your company for future changes in the energy market.

Need help with your energy plan?

Call us now on 0151 601 3476 or email [email protected]