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Save energy – some things to consider

Lighting

  • Use low energy lamps – they use 80% less energy and last ten times longer
  • ‘Low voltage’ spotlights are not the same as ‘low energy’ lamps – always check the wattage
  • Use ‘people sensors’ in seldom used areas like kitchens, toilets and stores
  • Use ‘daylight sensors’ to switch off outside floodlights and interior lights on brighter days
  • Use timers to accurately control the hours of use

People

Encourage your staff to:

  • Turn off computers, monitors, printers and photocopiers during non-business hours
  • Ensure computer screensavers are set to ‘power save’ mode

Refrigeration

  • Make sure fridge and freezer door seals are in good condition
  • Cover chill cabinets at night or fit night-blinds or curtain strips

Heating

  • Use thermostats to accurately control heating temperatures – one degree too high can add 10% to your heating bills
  • Use timers to accurately control the hours of use
  • If you have air-conditioning make sure it is serviced every year and that the controls are set correctly
  • Draught-proof doors and windows and fit wall and roof insulation if possible

Here are some useful contacts

Carbon Trust

t: 0207 170 7000
www.carbontrust.com

Invest Northern Ireland

t: 028 9069 8000
www.investni.com