Energy Saving Tips: how can businesses save energy in bathrooms?


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Energy Saving Tips: how can businesses save energy in bathrooms?

With recent rises in business energy prices, and government help for businesses soon coming to an end, a Newcastle-based energy assessment expert is providing helpful energy saving advice. 


Building compliance and energy assessment experts, Green Zone Surveys, is offering handy tips to try and use less energy and save on your business energy bills.


Saving energy in your bathroom


With energy prices continuing to rise, this will have a knock-on effect on businesses’ wallets, but there are measures to take to try and use less energy.

The main concern for bathrooms should be the amount of water you’re using, coupled with the amount of energy you’re using to heat it up.

  1. Use water-efficient taps and shower heads. Using water-efficient taps and shower heads can cut down the amount of water you use, and energy heating it, without a noticeable difference.

  2. Use timers. Having showers and taps on times can help you to save water and money by cutting off after a certain amount of time has passed, saving on average £70 a year on bills. 

  3. Turn taps off when not in use. Make sure that your staff are turning off taps all the way after use – not doing so can waste more than six litres of waters per minute whilst the tap is running.

  4. Reduce your water pressure. If needed, turning down the pressure of your water can reduce water and energy usage – particularly, if you have showers available to staff. A power shower can actually use more water than running a bath!

  5. Fix and leaks or drips. If you have any leaky pipes, taps or toilets, fixing any leaks or drips can reduce the potential to waste a lot of water over an extended period of time.


Using energy audits to identify cost-saving opportunities


According to Green Zone Surveys, businesses can also potentially offset rising costs and become more energy efficient, through implementing the recommendations in a commercial energy audit.

Conducting a commercial energy audit can identify opportunities to reduce energy use, lower carbon emissions and save money, by offering recommendations and allowing businesses to make informed decisions on what changes need to be made.

Technical Manager, Ben Palmer, said:Energy audits can reveal areas where energy is being used inefficiently, which could lead to significant cost savings of up to 17%, on average, each year.

“How much energy and where it is consumed is not static year on year, and an energy audit can show where changes have occurred and if a business has improved or reduced their consumption.”

An audit can also help to determine how to best invest in energy-efficiency technologies, such as LED lighting, energy-efficient plant and equipment, or energy monitoring systems.

Green Zone Surveys (UK) Ltd can provide Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 energy audits, using their revolutionary audit software GreenAudit, in compliance with the methodology outlined in with ISO 50002 or BS EN 16247: 2012.

As one of the UK’s longest established providers of building and energy compliance surveys, Green Zone has been there since the beginning and has worked alongside businesses of all different sizes in a variety of industries. This means you can breathe easy knowing you are working with professional, industry experts who have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the full compliance process.


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