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Better business guide to energy saving

New to energy saving? This guide helps you identify measures where energy and cost savings can be easily made with little or no cost.

Most businesses could use a lot less energy. Experience shows that even low and no-cost actions can usually reduce energy costs by at least 10% and produce quick returns.

Going further, a 20% cut in energy costs represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales in many businesses.

Better business guide to energy saving

This 17-page guide  is designed for use by anyone new to energy saving - especially in smaller businesses.  It recognises that not everyone has the time or resources to undertake a full carbon management programme.

The guide shows how to identify measures where energy and cost savings can be easily made with little or no cost.


Guide contents:

  • Introduction
  • Carrying out an energy walk round
    • Example energy walk round checklist
  • Heating
    • Equipment and heat usage
    • Controls and timing
    • Draughts and avoiding heat loss
  • Lighting
  • In the office
  • In the factory/warehouse
    • Compressed air
    • Electrical equipment
    • Refrigeration
  • Using bills and meter readings to investigate energy use
  • Next steps

Published in the UK: March 2012 (Updated Dec 2013)
Publication code CTV065 (was CTV034)

Download the Better business guide to energy saving

Further information

Additional publications to support energy saving in your organisation:

Support for energy saving

Looking to save energy in your organisation?  See our services to find out how we can help.  This includes financing and implementation support for organisations seeking to invest in energy efficient equipment.

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