Monitor your power use

Start out by identifying when your business uses the most energy, and what the costs are.

Use this information to help make decisions around energy reduction.

Meter checks

Regularly check your meter, keeping records of peak usage. If you wait for your next energy bill, you might miss the opportunity to avoid unnecessary costs.

Monitor and manage

Walk around your premises each month to identify problems and check that energy saving measures are being implemented. Look for improvements.

Ask your staff

Monitor all staff comments about comfort levels relating to heating, air conditioning and hot water. Increased feedback can point to a faulty system.

Staff awareness

Run energy awareness campaigns to encourage your staff to switch off equipment when not in use. Involve them in all energy saving measures and listen to their suggestions – they may have a great idea!