To provide support to businesses during times of change, we’ve pulled together a list of practical tips that can help manage energy usage and reduce costs.
Lighting can account for a high portion of electricity bills and for some businesses it can be as high as 50%. Here are some quick ways to help reduce the amount of energy you use to light your business:
- Switch to LED lighting: Light Emitting Diode (LED) globes could reduce your energy usage on lights by up to 50%. Swap out old lights throughout your business’s premises with more efficient LED globes. There are government rebate schemes in NSW, VIC and SA, which can assist.
- Switch off lights: Lighting a room you’re not using is a waste of energy. Encourage your staff to switch off the lights every time they exit a room or leave for the day. Add ‘switch off’ stickers near light switches and building exits.
- Install motion detectors and timers for lighting to help make sure the lights only come on when they’re needed.
- Natural light is best: Where possible, open blinds and curtains in the morning and light your business up naturally – and for free. You can also move workspaces to naturally-lit areas.