Forward Thinking: Small investments for big profits

Forward thinking: It is a fact that top UK businesses take into account their Energy Sustainability Strategy as part of business continuity. Environmental efficiency, governance, and responsibility are just as important for profits as general financial performance.

It’s no secret that customers prefer to buy from ethical and sustainable sources for their consumables - be it energy, food, or source of labour, obtaining resources sustainably is critical for public perception, and by extension - profits.

56% of businesses are ensuring their organisation has access to the energy it needs - and this number is rising. Profits are a natural motivator for decision making in business - so this is a clear indicator that considering energy sustainability and implementing measures with the goal of improving sustainability is a profitable measure both socially and financially.

Making investments which have value

Improving your long term profits from energy doesn't always have to be an expensive endeavour. Simple installations such as LED lighting and heat insulation are low-investment, simple, and save a lot of money. Inefficiency really does have quite an extensive impact on your energy usage.

If you are interested in some examples ( and numbers! ) where making these changes have improved both short-term and long-term profits, have a look at our projects page.

It’s easier than ever to manage your energy overuse

I’m sure we were all told when we were younger not to leave the tap running while brushing our teeth, to turn the lights off when nobody is using the room, not leave the TV on while we’re not using it. It makes sense - keeping stuff running when you’re not using it wastes a lot of resources.

We have grown up now, so we should be doing all this - right? Well, a lot of people still do leave devices on when not in use, leave the tap running, things like that. It’s simply more convenient to do so. But when balancing this convenience with the amount of energy it wastes, and considering that you have to pay for this energy, wouldn’t it make sense to implement automated measures to counter this?

The way we have been countering these issues is with what we call Smart Energy Management. It’s a little implementation which automatically turns off lights when they’re not in use, works out when people are using the room, and a bunch of other efficiency measures which all come together to both radically reduce and fine tune your energy usage, saving big money, and giving you more to invest into your business. We find it works really well and the profits are clearly defined.

If this sounds up your alley, feel free to read more about it here.

Energy Generators and Solar Paneling

This is another interesting avenue which should definitely be explores - and on-site energy generation can also be implemented into your Business Continuity Plan.

It’s not that costly to implement these to supplement or replace your existing energy generation and it’s common sense that this saves money passively. You can learn more about solar panel installation here, or if you like the idea of an alternative way to generate on-site energy, micro-grid generation might be the option for you.

Conclusion

In summary, we think that in the coming future, mains energy is going to become a lot more expensive. We’ve been setting up our clients to prepare for this by implementing energy efficiency measures - making sure that it’s not only valuable for preparation - but also provides actual, quantifiable savings which can be invested elsewhere.

If you want to talk about ways you can implement measures to improve your efficiency, or just want some general energy advice, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll get back to you ASAP.