Many business account managers will say becoming energy efficient is unachievable for many reasons such as: it doesn’t happen overnight, it takes a long period to see a reduction in energy usage, and takes years to see a return on investment for energy-efficient projects. This would be very difficult for business managers to adhere to as their main aim is to make profit; they may have to convince and manage the rest of the workforce by encouraging them to act efficiently at all times. Despite business energy managers facing huge challenges, energy efficiency has a variety of benefits for businesses.
According to Surple, 6 key benefits of being energy efficient are:
Energy efficiency helps to reduce costs – In the past, energy efficiency was seen as uncontrollable. However, more companies are using energy in a controllable manner and are seeing positive financial implications on the company.
Reduce risk – In recent years, the global energy markets have been increasing significantly and this trend is expected to continue. The best way to limit the effect the unpredictable energy markets can have on your business is to generate your energy.
Improving brand reputation – Within the last year, more and more people are inclined to becoming environmentally friendly. By brands becoming more environmentally aware and being energy-efficient, this can improve the brand’s reputation and have a positive effect on business.
Energy efficiency can improve working conditions for employees – By businesses ensuring they are energy efficient, they are improving employees comfort levels, well-being, and performance. By businesses being more energy-efficient, they can provide appropriate lighting and properly installed Heating Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) systems which improve employee productivity
It’s good for the planet – Global concerns about climate change have increased massively over the past year. A good way for businesses to reduce the environmental impact of their energy use is to become 100% renewable energy suppliers. Lowering the carbon footprint can go hand-in-hand with reducing your energy spend, meaning both your business and the planet can benefit.
Being efficient can help with compliance – The UK and ROI government have created specific plans to benefit the world we live in. In 2019, the UK government passed laws to end its contribution to global warming by 2050 meaning all greenhouse gas emissions will be net-zero. With businesses accounting for around 18% of all carbon dioxide emissions in the UK, it would be impossible for the UK to reach these targets. With more strict rules coming into place In the future, businesses that act now will be in a much better position than those that don’t.
In 2020, ROI created a Climate Action bill. This plan creates a new target to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, which will change the economy and society at every level. ROI plans to change how homes are heated, generate power, moving around the country, grow our food and run our businesses. It sends a clear signal to every sector that it must reshape its activities to reduce emissions
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