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With energy costs rapidly rising, it is important for businesses to become energy efficient in order to improve their bottom-line and sustain profitability. Although research indicates that energy efficiency can lead to substantial savings in operating costs, most businesses are still reluctant to implement even the most basic measures.
According to the Carbon Trust (independent experts on sustainability through energy conservation), small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have the most to gain – up to 20% savings on energy bills (compared to eight percent for larger organisations).
Better energy efficiency and improved water conservation in the workplace do not mean compromising on efficiency or reliability. Here are several basic workplace adjustments that that can significantly impact energy conservation and operating cost savings: