18th August, 2011 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
Firms in the UK can make crucial savings by monitoring energy use within their firm.
With the cost of electricity, gas and water soaring over the past few years, greater pressure is being placed on tight profit margins and the bottom line.
Donald Maclean, managing director at Business Cost Consultants, noted that businesses can make savings on utility bills by purchasing energy-efficient equipment.
He urged new firms to look out for energy-efficiency rating labels on appliances so that more accurate decisions can be made on equipment purchases.
“It’s also crucial that businesses monitor their energy consumption to identify areas where savings can be made,” Mr Maclean explained.
The expert went on to advise businesses to implement staff awareness campaigns to change the culture of an organisation, making workers more aware of how their actions can help reduce bills.
According to recent research from npower, over half of small to medium-sized businesses currently have no energy monitoring measures in place, despite the majority looking to manage the bottom line in tough economic times.