Seven Out of the Box Tips to Save Money at the Office
By Rusty O’Connor
You can’t escape the green movement that is pushing you to reduce your electricity consumption…by the way we support the move to reduce energy consumption and natural resources. The best thing you can do for yourself and your bottom line is embrace it. The good news is that there is a lot of significant money saving benefits to be had by reducing your power and resource consumption. The specific are detailed below:
Tip 1: Don’t be afraid to switch energy suppliers: It’s easier than what you think, and some of the packages will end up saving you a lot.
Tip 2: Reassess your office lighting: Commercial lighting is often over the top and makes your office far brighter than it needs to be. Undertake a quick audit and see if any lights can be removed. Remember to make sure that you have enough light where people are working. But if you’re thinking candles you should really be thinking receivers.
Tip 3: Have light colours on your office walls: Dark walls and colors need more light to lighten up the office. Repaint your walls to a light color and you will need less light.
Tip 4: Go Green and be energy efficient: Where you can, buy items that are environmentally friendly. You will save money over the life of the item, and may also be eligible for Government rebates.
Tip 5: Install timers on your lights: Timers have become common practice in many offices around the world. Install them in meeting rooms or board rooms etc and you will save money on your energy bill.
Tip 6: Switch off your computers at the end of the day: Why pay for electricity when you are not using it? If you switch off all of your computers, and properly shut them down at the end of each day, you stand to save a few extra dollars every month.
Tip 7: Where appropriate use laptops: Laptops are around 80 percent more efficient than their desktop brothers. The purchase price has come down significantly. Again, depending on your business type they may be a good investment. Their portability allows them to be taken home, for presentations etc.