Free Energy Saving Tips

Most organisations could cut their lighting and electrical bills by upto 20% without capital investment!

Lowering energy charges is a win-win scenario. Some organisations could even save more, if your competitors lower costs, making them more profitable.

Some corporations, such as BP, boast about their energy saving efforts in PR communications helping to improve their corporate imagine. BP achieved ten percent cost savings without expenditure!

As well as the general energy housekeeping advice herein, Kelcroft's professional energy audit helps you saving more money, call Kelcroft today for more information.

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Every watt counts

Don't over look the small improvements. In addition to lower bills, for every watt (unit of electrical energy) saved, four watts are saved at the power station. Money in your bank account also helps the environment by reducing pollution - Don't overlook the small stuff.

Top Ten Energy Tips

1. If you can't measure it, how can you manage it? Regularly check and record on your consumption of electricity, gas and oil. Don't forget utility companies are not infallible.

And remember to check that your bills relate to what you actually use rather than the estimated reading.

Incidentally, the fact that HKBEAM rewards a credit for energy sub-metering is an indication of the importance of energy awareness.

2. Switch off lights in empty rooms - sounds like commonsense doesn't it? Turn off lights in unoccupied rooms and corridors - especially at the end of the day. This can save up to 10% of your energy bill.

3. Use energy efficient light fittings - they use 25% less power and last six times longer. Switching to the last technology today will save the cost of the investment long before the old lamps have expired - recoup the savings today.

4. Use the light you need. Bright corridors? remove or switch off alternate fittings.

5. Use daylight it's free - regularly clean windows.

6. Clean light fittings regularly - Dirt reduces lighting levels, encouraging people to switch on more lights.

7. Too cold, set the room thermostat at 24. Air-conditioning consumes forty percent (40%) of buildings energy. For example, every 1 decrease in room temperature, the energy cost increases by approximately eight percent (8%) .

8. If condensation is not a risk, don't pay for cooling unused space e.g. empty offices, storerooms, corridors, etc.

9. Check that your thermostats are property sited, out of draughts and away from cold or hot spots. Consider installing remote sensing or wireless.

10. Keep equipment such as air conditioners and filters clean. Dirt only reduces efficiency and output.


Top eleven tips doesn't sound right, does it? Here is a bonus tip, it is so critical that I can't possibly leave it out - Lead by example.

If management and senior managers are "seen" to ignore energy conservation measures, I guarantee that your efforts will fall short. It is human nature, people follow visual cues for seventy five percent (75%) of their information - we watch and learn.

Actively demonstrating energy conservation will do more to promote energy conservation campaign within your organisation or business than a memo will ever achieve. Plan to ensure that employees can see energy conservation.

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