Benefits of energy management
Knowing how your business uses energy and how it can improve its energy use brings many benefits.
Companies with energy management programmes generally achieve far greater savings than those without, because they review and manage energy use across the whole organisation, on an ongoing basis. The savings go straight to your bottom line which can free up your capital for other things like business development.
Most organisations can reduce their energy costs by at least 20%. You can often save 10% on energy costs for little or no up-front cost, while an energy management programme can help you to cut costs by up to a third.
Enhance your brand
Running an energy-efficient operation and using renewable energy can improve relationships with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders, who may expect their suppliers to prove their environmental credentials.
Increase productivity and competitiveness
Cutting energy waste means you’re doing more with less. Reducing operating costs frees up capital for other areas.
Improve staff wellbeing
Evidence shows people who work in energy efficient environments are often more productive, because workspaces are lit appropriately and aren’t too hot or cold.
Energy efficiency is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Switching to renewable energy can help you to reduce emissions even further.
The good news is you can generally save money (for example, with lower fuel costs) when you reduce your carbon footprint.
Greenhouse gases are gases that contribute to climate change, with carbon dioxide being the most prevalent of these. The carbon footprint of your business is the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that your business produces. Some businesses have larger carbon footprints than others because of the amount of fossil fuels they use, the way they deal with waste and the scale of their operations.
Large exporters, freight companies, growers, farmers, and more are discovering how energy efficiency can improve the performance of their business. Check out the success stories to see how energy efficiency could help your business achieve its goal.