With all the green innovations that have sprung up in recent years, it’s easy to forget that you can reduce your power consumption and environmental footprint without spending big money on new technology. There are simple steps any business can take, which will produce tangible cuts in electricity use without costing a cent.
At Envirosafe Solutions we believe passionately in reducing environmental impact wherever possible. We follow green practices in our own business operations, and we encourage all of our clients to do the same. We’ve put together a list of five simple, effective tips for reducing your power consumption and minimising the environmental impact of your business.
1. Unplug your idle machines
This goes for televisions, fax machines, projectors, coffee makers and anything else that guzzles electricity around your workplace. The idle power consumption of these devices can accumulate into significant amounts of electricity over the months. Unplug idle machines to ensure that you only pay for electricity you’re actually using.
2. Change the power settings on your computers
Unless your business is graphic design, web development or something similar, you can probably afford to sacrifice a bit of performance in your computers. By changing the power settings on your machines, you can trade nonessential functions for reduced electricity usage.
3. Use LCD monitors (and turn them off)
A monitor uses the majority of a computer’s electricity, and the old box-shaped ones are very inefficient. Switching to modern LCD monitors will save a lot of power, as will turning them off whenever they are not in use.
4. Abandon paper
Computer printers guzzle not only electricity but paper too. In the modern day and age it’s rarely necessary to print documents in hard copy. Make your office a paperless one and you’ll save money on both stationery and electricity.
5. Embrace nature
Arrange your office or place of business to fully exploit natural light and air. Don’t sit in the middle of the room when you could sit by the window. Sometimes simply reorganising your furniture can drastically reduce your dependence on artificial lighting, heating and air-conditioning.
Follow these simple pieces of advice and you’ll quickly see your power consumption drop. Using less electricity is good for the planet and good for your bottom line.
Another important step your business can take is switching to environmentally-friendly industrial liquids. Envirosafe Solutions is an industry leader in providing safe, green and highly effective products to Australian businesses. By saving power and using green industrial products, your business will remain sustainable and profitable into the future.
For information on how Envirosafe Solutions can help your business reduce its environmental footprint, please contact us on 1300 88 90 70.