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Get on the road to energy health: energy saving tips for small businesses

Posted by Dr Paul Swift | 18 November 2016 | News

Dr. Paul Swift, an energy consultant from the Carbon Trust, has created an energy health checklist for Smart Energy GB to help small businesses get on the road to better energy health

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Top tips

  1. How much are you spending?
    Find out what you’re spending each year and investigate unexpected spikes.

  2. What’s using the most energy?
    A smart meter can help you to identify the appliances that use the most energy. 

  3. Have you got your timings right?
    Switch off equipment outside working hours, perhaps with the help of plug-in timers.

  4. Do you need new equipment?
    Think about replacing kit that you know is old, clunky and inefficient. 

  5. Are your staff on board?
    Get their suggestions and ideas on how things can change.

  6. Can you stop heat from escaping?
    Check for draughts. Insulate lofts, walls and doors.

See the video below for more information on how your organisation can save energy.



If you are a business in England, Scotland or Wales and have fewer than 10 employees then you could be eligible for a smart meter. To find out more visit the Smart Energy GB website.

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