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Big Energy Saving Week 2022

17 January 2022 | Updated 18 January 2022
 

Big Energy Saving Week, January 17-23, is the perfect opportunity for businesses to kick-start their energy efficiency plans for 2022 on the road to net-zero.

COP26 in 2021 reiterated the dire need for all organisations to come together and commit to tackling our energy management and usage crisis. COVID-19 has drastically affected priorities in many businesses and their operational plans for the future, so it's clear that the social and environmental responsibilities that are already required- or are soon to be- could constitute a fair amount of pressure.

 

Energy Assets Experts' Advice

 

Here are five tips from leading industrial and commercial energy services company Energy Assets to help businesses bear down on energy consumption and improve their carbon footprint.

  1. Check your premises benefit from automated meter reading systems – these collect and transmit half-hourly consumption data, ensuring you pay only for energy at time of use, resulting in no need for estimated bills
  2. Use an energy monitoring and reporting portal, such as WebAnalyser, to identify workplace consumption patterns, track the impact of initiatives such a low energy lighting, create usage alerts and measure your carbon footprint
  3. Consider shifting energy-hungry processes off-peak – talk to your energy supplier or broker about your options for better time-of-use tariffs
  4. Explore the cost-benefit of local renewable power generation/ storage to augment grid supply, reduce your carbon footprint and evaluate the earning potential of exporting electricity
  5. Investigate new, smart artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools, such as AMR DNA, to enhance building energy efficiency continuously and progressively

“We’re all talking about net-zero, but the question for many businesses is where to invest their time and resources to maximise benefit now and into the future?” said David Sing, Group Managing Director at Energy Assets.

“Our checklist provides an ideal start point. We have lots of tools available to help managers make sense of their consumption data, develop plans to improve efficiency, bear down on cost and contribute to more sustainable ways of working.”

Big Energy Saving Week is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, supported by numerous organisations, charities and companies.

 

Picture: energy usage on Earth from space.

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 17 January 2022

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