Energy Saving Tips: how can draught-proofing save energy?


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Energy Saving Tips: how can draught-proofing save energy?

With recent rises in business energy prices, 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.


Using draught-proofing and insulation to save energy


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.

Draught-proofing is one of the easiest and cheapest way for your business to save money and energy, whilst insulation generally can be costly upfront but potentially offers long-term rewards.

  1. Invest in double glazing. If you’ve only got single panes in your office’s or building’s windows, consider upgrading to double glazing to help improve efficiency and reduce heat loss.

  2. Insulate your walls and loft. A quarter of a building’s heat is lost through the roof as heat rises. Insulating roofs, walls and gaps between the floor and skirting boards can help to make your building more heat efficient.

  3. Insulate hot water pipes. Make sure that any hot water pipes are insulated to prevent water wastage while waiting for the water to heat up.


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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