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  • Writer's pictureThe Place Support Team

Energy Efficiency: Reducing your energy consumption

Becoming more energy efficient could go a long way. Here are a few suggestions we've put together to help you get a jump start on efficiently lowering your business's energy use.

1. Understand your energy use

Smart meters can be an extremely useful device that will enable you to better understand how much energy is being used in your place of business. When you have a better understanding of your energy use, you can begin to target areas where energy is being used inefficiently and plan how to reduce it effectively.

With a smart meter, you can get more accurate readings rather than estimates, which can have a big impact on how much you pay for your energy.

2. Utilise energy efficient alternatives

Lighting is an essential for most, if not, all businesses. In order to reduce your energy consumption here, you can switch out your current incandescent light bulbs to LED lights instead. This sustainable light alternative will use 75% less energy and last up to 25 times longer.

3. Install electric heating

This low carbon solution can effectively provide heat for your place of business and enable you to reduce your energy at the same time.

To ensure that your electricity bills remain under control, you should make sure that you have modern efficient storage heaters and controls installed.

4. Switch off unused tools and appliances

Leaving appliances and tools on standby can drive your energy consumption up and therefore we suggest that unused tools should be switched off entirely. For example, you can unplug printers, laptops, and other devices to ensure that your energy consumption remains low.

5. Raise employee awareness

To ensure that your business remains energy efficient, these tips and advice should be shared with your employees. This can be accomplished with the following ideas:

  • Management meetings to ensure that employees understand the importance of enforcing these measures

  • Regular reminders and tutorials on how to check equipment, when to turn off appliances etc. in order to reduce energy waste

  • Placing informative posters around your business to encourage your employees to enforce these energy efficient measures effectively as well

How can PSP help?

With over 20,000 businesses engaged through our journey, we understand the challenges that business owners are facing in this climate. We will work with you to identify savings and also also help you navigate the current energy crisis to achieve the best value on energy services.

If you are interested in our services, get in touch today by calling us on 03330 156 289. Alternatively, you can email us at


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