Reducing your heating costs

Heating costs increase by around 8% for every 1c increase.Turning it down 2c would save £140 on a £1,000 bill. - Heating control Technology guide, Carbon Trust, October 2011

Reducing your heating costs will have a drastic impact on your energy bill - and there are many  ways to do it. One of them is to encourage your employees to close windows and keep the heat in. Staff should also be aware of the cost of wasted heat, draughts should be sealed, and thermostats are set correctly.

Inversely,  staff should also be aware of the cost of using air conditioning, if your building has it  installed. Air conditioning should be turned off when leaving a room, and either windows should be open or you should be using AC - not both. If you have  windows open while the AC is off then a lot of that cooling energy is lost.

If you are interested in implementing cost-effective measures without a large investment to reduce your heating costs, contact Energyst to install more efficient heating measures. We can help you save money and energy at an affordable price.

Another cost effective solution to reduce energy consumption is to install a more modern electrical thermostat - older thermostats are less accurate, by having a bad reading you could be over or  underheating the building, which has an impact on comfort and productivity.

Interested in achieving some great savings on your energy bill? Why not get in touch and see if we can find you an affordable solution today?

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It’s common sense that turning lights off saves money. And not just with rooms either, unoccupied areas such as storage rooms and cupboards often have lighting systems installed which leech energy over time if left unattended. The same applies to non-working areas such as corridors - minimal lighting should be used here  Where possible, natural lighting should be used instead of bulbs. This can be done by arranging desks to be near windows

But what else can you do to make big savings on your lighting costs?

Many buildings are using old and inefficient bulbs - which is a significant drain to your energy bill. Even if these lighting systems are well maintained (which often, they aren’t), the technology involved is inherently inefficient. A great way to save a big portion of your energy bill without large investment is to install modern, energy-efficient lighting in your building. Contact Energyst Consulting for more advice.

Another way to save energy is by using smart-lighting systems. These are also very cost-efficient to install and by  using smart sensors and timers can automatically turn off lighting in areas which are not in use. We can also help you with this as we have in many of our case-studies and provide you with excellent savings in this area. Movement sensors are another type of sensor which can be used to increase efficiency - these can be installed in areas such as cupboards or toilets where people are in and out.

Free Money! Utilising energy efficiency to make a Profit

“Almost a third of small firms highlight the cost of energy as a barrier to the growth and success of their business. Finding energy efficiency savings is the single best way of reducing these costs over the long-term. Small businesses need all the support and information they can get to help to make these savings wherever possible” - John Allan, National Chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses.

Being wasteful with your energy leads to your profits being drained - this is a known fact, and according to the Government’s energy projections - the price of energy will continue to increase moving towards and in 2020. The question is - is this loss avoidable? Does it really have to be a negative thing? At Energyst, we believe it doesn’t have to be.

The average SME can reduce its energy bill by 18-25% by installing energy efficiency measures with an average payback of only 1.5 years. Sometimes these savings can seem underwhelming, however it’s important to consider your profit margin and how many extra sales these savings equate to. For a company with a 5% profit margin - over the course of 3 years, a £500-a-year saving from energy efficiency makes the same profit as £30,000 of extra sales.

Reducing energy use doesn’t always mean a high initial investment  - your business can cut costs through low to medium priced measures such as replacing lights or heating systems. These are very commonly in use and increasing their efficiency is simple and profitable.

Reach out to Energyst to find a solution which works for you.

Environmental Investing.

A recent chance meeting with a group of young investment professionals at a coffee shop in London’s financial district revealed that an interesting and encouraging change is a-foot within investment markets.  

Seventy-three per -cent (73%) of green investment funding is derived from the 18-35 age group.

Young investors have been motivated by Sir David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg to take Green investments very seriously. They are now investing heavily in companies that deliver working climate change solutions that reduce Global Warming.

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Future Proofing your companys Energy Needs

Every individual, business, and entity in modern society uses energy as part of their day-to-day life, and yet, a lot of the energy we are using is a finite resource. Not only should we be preparing for short term energy needs (such as powercuts and rising prices) but also long term sustainability. We have revolutionized the world by entering the digital age, now we should revolutionize our energy resilience.

The more IT your business uses, the more energy it uses - that is a given. But what if that energy goes away? You need a sustainability plan and secondary production to future-proof against this. Ask many business owners if they are really prepared for a total power outage (a very real scenario) and they’re likely to not say yes.

The problem is many businesses see energy as a necessary cost as opposed to something that can be reduced and made more efficient and sustainable. Long-term thinking is crucial to the survival and thriving of any business - and this is a very important idea to think and take action about.

Energyst offer micro-grid energy production and solar panels to provide you with sustainable energy in the even of power outage or other such deprivation of energy. You can have your operations back online very quickly if you have the right equipment with on-site generation.

Toxic particles UNBELIEVABLY COMMON in city dwellers hearts, research reveals

It’s been well known now for a while that the gases produced by vehicles are toxic not only to us, but the environment too. We’ve been doing a great job in reducing the mortality of heart based diseases from urbanization - but we need to keep pushing. We need to do more.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that over 90% of the population live with toxic air. The main group at risk is young people - at a young age the heart and brain are still in stages of rapid development, and toxic particles have a massive effect on these individuals. Many are searching for a solution to reduce their impact on the environment and our children.

Air pollution may be damaging every cell in our bodies. Especially in our children, and even if they have not been born yet. A 2018 study found air pollution particles in the placentas of women who had given birth.

We need to put more effort into reducing the harmful particles produced by our vehicles and infrastructure. Electric cars recharged by renewable energy is a technology which is being rapidly developed and we are already seeing great results. Many organizations are yet to take steps to reduce their environmental impact, however. Even though it has a measurable reduction of cost involved.

Implementing solar panels, micro-grid energy production, and increasing energy efficiency significantly reduces an organizations environmental footprint, while also reducing the cost of their energy bill. We need to push more for organizations to implement this kind of renewable energy, since the positive impact not only to the environment but their profits is massive and measurable.

The modern person is often apathetic to the amount of energy we are using. We’ve only recently (comparative to how long humankind has existed) delved into extreme industrialization and usage of fossil fuels to power our daily lives. We’ve become accustomed to using finite resources for our energy production, without care for how much it damages the environment - ignoring the costs involved as a result of this. We need to change our attitude towards the environment.

What chance do we stand against mother nature? We need to work with mother nature, do better, and act now.


A world without waste - we CAN do it!

In just one hour, 900 tons of plastic waste enters our oceans. Dumping garbage into the oceans is like storing nuclear material, it doesn’t go away - it piles up and up. Plastic waste in our oceans has a clear and intense detrimental impact to aquatic life, waterways, and this is just a single component of a much bigger problem.

The way we are treating our planet is completely unsustainable. This is the only world we have, and we are consuming it like it can be replaceable. Our exploitation of natural resources is increasing exponentially - at a very alarming rate. As what we perceive as ‘requirements’ increase, so does our destruction of the planet. We do so because it is convenient in the short term, but the long term effects are proving to be absolutely devastating.

That’s not to say that plastic is evil and should be abolished - it’s rather the opposite in fact. Plastic as a packaging material is highly effective and resilient to the elements. It does a lot of good - the only problem is that a lot of it isn’t recycled. Recycling our materials instead of dumping them allows us to eliminate the negative environmental impact.

It’s not that easy though for a lot of people. Here in England we simply chuck it in the nearest recycling bin and that’s that. Many communities around the world however are lacking recycling infrastructure. To combat this, many organisations have been promoting activism and doing their best to do their part. Coca-Cola established the ECOCE ( Ecology and Corporate Commitment ) - which is a non-profit effort which puts in the work to make recycling easier for everyone.

And it’s not just big organisations that can make a change, you can too. Not only just by recycling, but by taking part in cleaning up the shorelines, partaking in activism, and doing your bit to make this world a cleaner, safer place.