Increasingly companies are setting energy reduction goals as they recognise the link between reduced energy consumption and an improved bottom line.
With high energy prices, companies who do not have a formal energy saving goal should establish one to take advantage of the benefits not fulfilled by an emissions reduction goal.
In the past five years, leading companies have set public carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reduction goals and reviewed and reported progress annually. The process of achieving these goals demonstrated to organisations the power of energy reduction.
A lighting upgrade project that was previously “deferred maintenance,” for instance, is now a project with strategic benefits and a strong financial payback.
Dave Parden from Walls Data & Electrical said “Many leading companies have publicly set energy reducing goals which offer benefits that carbon reduction goals do not”
Dave added: “Energy reduction directly translates to money savings, which is easier to sell internally, especially to line managers and board members who are sceptical about climate change.
He concluded; “Reduced energy use is straightforward to understand by many in the company. Instituting a target is straightforward but requires internal education and top level management support before making it a publicly stated aim”.
Reduction of energy use has broad, organisational support, fits in with the need for companies to be operationally lean during a recession, and reduces the company’s environmental impact. When announced and tracked publicly, this will save a company money, increase it’s profits and ensure progress toward environmental objectives.
For an explanation of how you can take advantage of the new Energy Bill, please contact Dave Parden directly at Walls Data & Electrical .