Many UK businesses are wasting 20p in every £1 they spend on energy. Rising energy prices and growing concerns about our carbon footprint means it makes sense that all companies are thinking of ways to effectively cut their business energy bills. Follow these seven simple steps to help you save thousands on your business energy bills…
How to cut your business’s carbon emissions, save energy and money:
1. Fit energy saving light bulbs – LEDs can save 90% of lighting energy costs.
2. Replace your old refrigerator/ freezer if it is over 15 years old, with a new one with an energy efficiency rating of A++.
3. Get an energy audit – Many utility companies offer free business energy audits to their commercial customers. It’s a great way to figure out where your money is going every month.
4. Take advantage of natural sunlight – Maximum daylight and use artificial lights in dark areas only.
5. Control your heating and cooling – By keeping your office temperature one degree down during winter and one degree up during summer can reduce the power it uses by up to 10%.
6. Take advantage of tax breaks for energy efficiency – Local government may provide tax incentives when you use energy saving appliances that help to reduce your energy usage.
7. Switch your energy supplier – Ensure you’re on the right tariff for your business energy usage. Get a better deal
By using these steps above, you’ll be promoting a healthy workplace environment. Applying more efficient technologies will enhance savings and choosing the right business energy plan for your needs will potentially guarantee these gains are maintained for years to come.
These 5 top tips could help you reduce your company’s energy consumption and therefore lower your energy costs.
Research conducted by Printerland
showed how much energy and money is wasted by company’s every year, which could be significantly reduced by making small changes. They found, a typical small-medium sized business uses around 30,000kw of energy each year, costing them approximately £5,000 per year.
- Switching to clean fluorescent light bulbs in your offices could see a decrease of over 75% a year.
- By turning your photocopier off out of hours, you could save up to £323.40.
- Computers and monitors left in sleep mode overnight can waste as much as 10,000kw per year, costing £1,700.
- A Wifi router left on all year round will use 53,000kw, whereas only using it during office hours reduces it to 19,000kw.
- Laptops are designed to use less energy and can decrease usage by up to 80% of a desktop computer.
We can help reduce your energy usage and your costs, contact us to see how much you could be saving.
International cricket ground, the Kia Oval, has taken major steps towards making the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable future.
The Oval, a historic sporting venue in south London, and home to Surrey County Cricket Club, has announced plans to eliminate single-use plastics and run entirely on renewable energy.
Starting with the new 2018 season, the club will work to ban all plastic straws, introduce compostable coffee cups and gradually phase-out the use of plastic bags. It is targeting 2020 to become entirely plastic free across its entire business.
At the same time, it has signed a deal with Fidelity Energy and French multinational ENGIE to supply the ground with 100 percent renewable power. The partnership, which has been in place since last year, will run until at least 2022 and save an estimated 6,252 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Surrey CCC Chief Executive, Richard Gould, said: “The club has always been very conscious of reducing its impact on the environment wherever possible and, after a great deal of thought, has decided to make this ambitious commitment.”
Since 2015, the ground has only served beer in recyclable glasses, and is working on extending this to soft drinks. It also has an ongoing partnership with Sky to promote reusable plastic, which has led to the construction of 20 permanent water fountains.
To achieve its new plastic-free goal, the club “will need to work with our Members, fans, partners and staff to analyse all areas of the business and work out where we need to introduce alternative products and ways of working,” concluded Gould.
Paul Havell, co-founder of Fidelity Energy, added: “We are delighted to have secured a 100 percent renewable green electricity contract for the Kia Oval and are thrilled to be able to help the club achieve their goal of reducing their carbon footprint. This move demonstrates their commitment to renewables and sustainability.”
Learn more about how we’ve supported The Kia Oval: https://fidelity-energy.apple-dev.co.uk/kia-oval-2
We are pleased to announce that as of last week we have secured over £50m worth of energy supplies since our launch 3 years ago.
By changing the way businesses procure their electricity and gas we have been able to empower our partners to service their client needs through our simple and effective portal.
MD John Haw said:
This is a significant achievement for the business and testament to the work the team and our partners have put in. The portal, a set of exclusive renewable energy offers and marketing support are giving our partners an edge in the market. Couple that with their strong customer relationships and it’s a winning formula.
Our recipe for success lies in our proven expertise and leading edge technology which allows us to:
- Buy at the right time by constantly monitoring the market. We can forward buy our clients’ energy at the low points in a constantly fluctuating market.
- Typically save a client between 10 and 20%, and in some cases up to 50% off their current bill.
- Understand a business and tailor our solution to lower usage. Our team of dedicated account managers will work with clients to agree a smart meter roll out. Smart meters can drastically help cut energy bills.
- Multiple suppliers. We contract with 17 major energy companies who all bring different skills and pricing. Prices can vary by 28% between the highest and the lowest quote for each client
- Supplier Vetting: We also heavily vet suppliers we add to the portfolio. We don’t let suppliers with poor service or billing standards into the supply chain.
To find out more contact us
We are pleased to welcome Jason Fernyhough to the Fidelity Energy team as our new field based Business Development Manager. With extensive experience in the Telecoms market place, B2B, distribution, and channel he has a wealth of experience and an understanding of what our partners need…
“I am thrilled to have joined the team. It is fantastic to have a fresh challenge in a new sector. The most important thing in my experience is to look after your customers and to make sure they have no reason to be looking elsewhere for services.
Every one of your customers uses gas and electricity and if you are not looking after that for them then someone else is! You need to be adding energy to your product portfolio. The best news is that there is money to be made and it is so simple to get started.
It is my role to help my partners engage with their clients and empower them to service their energy needs. Our simple and effective portal makes doing this very straightforward. The portal manages in life contracts, future business and your all-important commission schedules. I am backed by a brilliant team of internal account managers and our tenacious operations team, who all make sure we get your deals done and locked in.
I provide training and support out in the field and the internal team take care of your quotes and bespoke pricing, all you have to do is close the deals – something that is easier than ever with our new docusign e-Contract. If you would like to discuss how I can help you unlock a new and lucrative revenue stream from your existing customer base, with virtually no operational overhead then give me a call on 07988 99 88 99”