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Your energy-saving efforts up to this point have had some positive impact on reducing your utility bill. And yet, you’ve likely noticed that your utility bill is still too high, that new taxes are on the way and there are market predictions for a steady, long-term energy price increase.
Today, there are many ways to lower utility bills by reducing energy consumption in a commercial building. From simple strategies such as remembering to turn off your office’s lights to more complex projects such as retrofitting an entire building for energy efficiency, there are commercial energy solutions for every budget.
Below are some of the most common and effective practices for reducing energy consumption to lower your business utility bills:
Monitor your building’s energy usage for maximum energy efficiency.
By consistently monitoring your business’s utility bills, you gain a better understanding of how much energy is actually needed to run your business. Once you conduct an energy assessment, you gain insight into how to avoid using more energy than necessary.
According to the EPA, when employees set their computers to go to sleep automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity as well as turn their computers off at night (along with printers and copiers), this effort saves anywhere from $50 to more than $150 annually per device.
Even if you’ve taken some sustainability measures to reduce your energy costs, you’re likely not seeing the savings you were hoping for. If you don’t have a handle on your business utility bills, reducing energy consumption and achieving long-term cost-savings is well out of reach.