Energy Saving Tips: how can businesses save energy with lighting?


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Energy Saving Tips: how can businesses save energy with lighting?

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.


Saving energy with lighting


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 need for lighting for businesses Is obvious, but there are still ways to reduce energy consumption through various means, to both save you money and use less energy.

  1. Use energy-efficient light bulbs. Using energy-efficient light bulbs such as LEDs or compact fluorescents can use around a quarter of the energy of a traditional light bulb and last much longer.

  2. Keep light fittings free of dust and dirt. Keeping your light fixtures and fittings clean may seem an obvious task, but it is an important one as dust and dirt can dim the brightness making the bulbs less effective.

  3. Turn lights off when you leave the room. Make sure that your staff are turning off lights when they are leaving rooms – not doing so can be a significant source of energy wastage.

  4. Use timers or motion detectors. Put exterior and security lights, as well as those in corridors or bathrooms, on timers or motion sensors so that they only come on when they are actually needed.

  5. Use halogen light bulbs for external lighting. If you have any external lights, using halogen light bulbs as opposed to traditional bulbs can save both energy and money as they consume 25% less energy without losing brightness.


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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