Knowing what uses the most energy in your workplace can help you save more.
When you want to save energy in your workplace, the best place to start is with the things that use the most of it. For example, there’s no point in investing in new, energy efficient computers if the real problem is the lighting system! At Energy Network, we are proud to say that our talented energy management experts can help you pinpoint the problem areas in your workplace. However, we started going over the biggest energy users across the commercial sector in our last blog to give you an idea of where to start. Here are a couple more of the biggest energy users to be aware of in your workplace:
Refrigerators account for approximately eight percent of the total energy used by the commercial sector. One way to keep your employees’ food cold without breaking the bank is to replace your older, out-dated workplace refrigerator with a more energy efficient model.
#4. Computers and Other Electronic Equipment
Powering computers and other electronics accounts for approximately seven percent of the energy used by the commercial sector. If you are using outdated equipment, there is a possibility that you will need to replace it in order to save energy, but in the vast majority of cases, behavioral changes make a big difference. Here are a few behavioral changes that can help you save energy with your computers and electronic devices:
- Put your computer in sleep mode when you step away from your desk.
- Unplug all computers and electronics when you go home for the day.
- Keep your electronics well-maintained so that they don’t have to work harder than necessary.
Take the first step to experiencing real savings by contacting Energy Network online today.