The complete guide to commercial energy efficiency
How much do you really know about commercial energy efficiency? Are you doing everything you can to make your business more environmentally friendly? This week, find out how different lighting strategies can help you reduce your power bills, minimize carbon pollution and save energy at the same time. Read on!
In Australia, the non-residential sector, which includes commercial buildings such as offices, shops or restaurants, is responsible for approximately 10% of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Combined with intense industrial activity, this may lead, over the years, to a recipe for disaster.
Fortunately, more and more business owners these days start to realize that implementing energy efficient solutions is the way to a greener future. In fact, saving power may be one of the simplest ways of improving business profitability.
Did you know that up to half your energy bill could be down to lighting? This is because the lighting is a very important, multipurpose factor in commercial environments. For example, good lighting in office buildings optimizes staff productivity. Similarly, when used in retail spaces, from boutique shops to shopping malls, lighting influences buyers’ decision and thus increases sales.
Therefore, together with the office equipment, using lighting responsively is the foundation stone of commercial energy efficiency. In fact, changing behaviours in your workplace isn’t just good for your business financially but it can also help make your workplace more sustainable.
So here are some of the lighting strategies every business owner in Australia should ideally include in their New Year’s resolutions:
Enforce a lights-off policy at the end of the day
First and foremost, small changes can possibly make a big difference. Think of your business as your own home. Just like you manage your household energy consumption, it’s important to raise awareness at work, too. For this reason, simple things like switching off the lights at the end of the day represent healthy habits and have long-term results. So, be creative! Place stickers, reminders and constantly encourage staff to turn off lights when they leave the office.
Use natural lighting as much as possible
If you are interested in the latest commercial lighting solutions, call Jaric Electrical at 1300 452 742 and optimize your business lights with the flick of a switch.
Until next time, turn your workplace into an energy-efficient environment!
Your friend and electrical expert,