Ways to Save in the Workplace

As Business Week kicks off, takeCHARGE wants to help employers promote energy efficiency and highlight some easy ways to save on electricity costs in the workplace. We’ve put together a list of five low costs ways to help you save:

  • Embrace natural light: Keeping blinds open on sunny days can reduce the need for artificial lighting and also help warm your building.
  • Better bulbs: When replacing light bulbs, consider upgrading to energy efficient LED bulbs. DLC certified LED tubes use up to 60% less energy than similar fluorescent tubes, last at least 50,000 hours and come with a minimum 5-year manufacturer’s warranty, saving on replacement bulbs and maintenance costs.
  • Switch off: Turn off lights and other office equipment such as computers, printers, etc., when not needed at night, on weekends and over holidays to save energy.
  • Dial back: For buildings heated with electric baseboard heaters, set the temperature back during non-operational times and consider reducing the temperature during the winter months. Turning down the heat 5°C saves you 10% on heating costs.
  • Raise awareness: Employees are a great resource for identifying savings opportunities in the workplace. Encourage employees to participate in energy efficiency programs and help make energy conservation a priority for everyone.
  • For more information on how to reduce electricity usage in your workplace, check out all of our rebates and programs.