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Unless you’re blasting off to work in space, saving energy isn’t rocket science.

Posted: 5th January 2016

WHY ARE WE WASTING?

Businesses of all sizes can save on energy consumption with surprisingly little effort. Certainly a lot less than the 422 metric tonnes of total thrust it took to lift British astronaut Major Tim Peake into orbit!
Reducing waste benefits the environment and saves businesses money. According to a recent survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), energy efficiency measures can reduce small firms’ bills by 18-25%.
And the motivation is there. Nearly 80% of the firms questioned listed savings on energy costs as a key driver. However, although most businesses surveyed were keen to be energy efficient, only a fifth were offered advice on how to be.

IT PAYS TO BE A USE-LESS BUSINESS
Making the right choices is difficult without expert advice. However, there are some easy wins for businesses of all sizes if you decide to make a stand against waste.
Savings from individual appliances don’t sound much on their own but they can add up to big cuts in your bill.
Our top business energy-saving tips page describes 12 simple steps businesses can take immediately to trim down their energy consumption, from using LED lighting to switching off computers.

TAKE CONTROL OF WASTE AND SAVE 20%
These small steps are just the start. Using an independent consultancy like Chamber Energy Solutions opens opportunities for all businesses to make much bigger savings.

SAVING DOESN’T NEED TO COST THE EARTH
There are many ways companies can reduce waste without making expensive investments. Controls can be put in place to turn your energy off automatically or manually using a smartphone, or switch appliances off and on, down or up.

Our utilities experts can also show businesses how to get your staff on board to help reduce your energy consumption. And with detailed reports of your energy use, the information will be there to advise you on what else you can be doing to save energy and waste.
Call 0333 000 0132 or email help@chamberenergysolutions.co.uk to find out how.

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