Running a business can be a complex - and expensive - venture. On one hand you have to juggle your prices to remain competitive. On the other hand you need to invest in technology to get the job done as fast and economically as possible. Add to that the costs of facility rental, raw materials, equipment, salaries, and benefits, and you may be wondering how you can save some money.
Have you ever noticed how many businesses leave their fluorescent lights on even after closing for the night or weekend?
Some may have good reason for it, such as leaving lights on for cleaning staff. In some companies, lights may simply be left on because nobody thinks to switch them off which can increase the electricity cost for a business significantly.
Red Energy, have compiled a list of tips to help you save energy in the office, with many applicable to home-businesses as well. Not only should implementing these ideas save money on your electricity bill and reduce your carbon footprint, but it should in turn make your building more sustainable.
For best results, it may be a good idea to involve everyone who uses the building in your energy-efficient activities.
Office equipment, lighting, and computers make up the largest part of your energy consumption. However, using our tips can save energy and money, while reducing wastage and your impact on the environment. Running a business doesn't have to eat into your profits - save money and energy now.
As a Qantas Business Rewards member, if you are located in NSW, VIC, SA or South East QLD you can turn your business's energy and gas bills into Qantas Points, and earn 2 Qantas Points per $1 spent on eligible energy plans when you pay your bill in full.
Find out how your business can earn and enjoy rewards as a Business Rewards member.
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This article was first published by Red Energy in Feb 2018.