Looking to save money on energy bills for your business?
See how you stack up compared to other businesses in the Midwest and what activities are costing your business the most. Find tips specific to your business:
Here's a few tips that can help any business save:
Eliminate phantom load. Office equipment consumes energy even when turned off. Eliminate phantom load by plugging equipment such as your computer, printer, scanner, etc. into a power strip – then turn the power strip off when the equipment is not in use.
Maintain building systems. Insulate hot water tanks and pipes, inspect ducts and windows, and seal leaks. These simple actions can really improve your bottom line by reducing operating costs.
Weatherize. Weatherization can yield big savings. Weather-strip and caulk cracks in walls, jams and floors and replace old, worn-out weather stripping.
Have an energy management plan. The energy used by one office worker for one day creates twice as many greenhouse gases as the employee’s commute to work. Improve overall business efficiency by having a site evaluation and developing an energy management plan.