As we approach autumn and the nights are drawing in, make the most out of the sun during the day. Leaving the curtains or blinds open to allow the sun to heat up your rooms. You could save 10% on heating costs, but remember to close them back up at night!
There are several alternatives to traditional air conditioning units which can be viable options for your business.
A very successful start to the week for LEC, we are delighted to announce that we have achieved Silver status from the Supply Chain School.
The Silver recognition status means LEC are committed to ensuring that the organisation has the highest level of knowledge relating to sustainability and a full understanding of our clients and potential clients ongoing requirements.
LEC have reached the finals in the ‘National Energy Consultancy of the Year’ category at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2018, this is following their success in the regional awards earlier this year.
The aim of the Energy Efficiency Awards is to provide public recognition for the excellent work the Energy Efficiency sector is doing in implementing energy efficiency schemes, and help to encourage best practice within the Energy Industry.
There are many ways in which you can make small changes that result in noticeable savings on your energy bill.
Before you begin to implement any measures to reduce your energy consumption as a business, it’s important to understand how much energy you are currently using.
Here's our top 3 tips to help you save energy and money on water heating.
- Reduce your hot water consumption by installing tap aerators which can reduce the amount of water flow by up to 50%, whilst delivering sufficient hot water for your needs.
- Lowering the temperature of your hot water can reduce the amount of energy needed to heat it. A 10 degree reduction in water temperature can result in 3–5% reduction in energy consumption.
- A conventional hot water heater can make up to 12% of your monthly energy bill, consider installing solar water heaters.
An energy saving office can save up to 65% on its energy bills.
Heating and cooling use around 20% to 40% of a building’s energy. Boilers and chillers are not as efficient as they can be, due to being old. Replacing your old boilers and chillers with new, modern versions can help to reduce the overall energy use of the building quite substantially.
A new condensing boiler can operate at highly improved efficiency, at about 95% whereas a conventional boiler will have an efficiency of only 80%.
Building Energy Management System (BEMS) offer a number of energy saving benefits. These include:
- Improved plant control
- Monitoring energy usage
- Optimising plant operating times
This can help you to achieve savings of anything up to 30% by installing and maintaining an effective BEMS.
Effectively managing BEMS clock schedules will ensure plant is not running overnight. Some of the easiest energy savings can be made through effectively managing BEMS time clock schedules on weekends or on bank holidays.
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