With the Christmas season now behind us, the focus is now on making 2017 a successful year for our businesses. Here are 3 reasons to give your business performance a BOOST in 2017 through focusing on energy efficiency.
For many businesses, a 20% cut in energy costs represents the same bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales. Experience shows that even low and no-cost actions can usually reduce energy costs by at least 10% and produce quick returns. At SMARTech energy we can typically identify and implement energy saving measures of 30-50%.
BOOST Employee Wellbeing
There is compelling evidence to demonstrate that improving environmental conditions for employees (e.g. lighting, temperature and air quality) improves worker productivity, reduces absenteeism and lowers staff turnover. Employees ranking office environments consistently report temperature, air quality, and noise as the aspects of the workplace they are least satisfied with. Invariably, energy efficiency solutions improve the working environment as well as reducing energy use.
BOOST Marketing Efforts
Reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions will also help to enhance your brand reputation and increase your competitive advantage. Increasingly, businesses are looking at their suppliers’ green credentials. Furthermore, research shows customers are 55 per cent more likely to buy a company’s products or services if they know the company is socially or environmentally responsible.
Wiltshire Based Printers Takes Action to BOOST Business Performance
Wiltshire based printers, Park Lane Press, were one of the first printers in the UK to offer waterless printing. They were one of the first printers in the UK to offer waterless printing. Their respect and care for the environment goes beyond just waterless printing. Everything is considered; from the inks they choose right down to how they deliver the finished goods. This environmental commitment has enabled Park Lane Press to win several environmental awards.
Park Lane Press partnered with SMARTech energy to identify further opportunities to improve energy efficiency in the running of their premises and operations. The comprehensive energy reduction plan we produced identified a range of energy efficiency measures which gave:
- 44% energy savings
- 66.3 tonne carbon reduction
- 2 year pay back
Whilst reducing energy consumption the plan also improved lighting conditions throughout the premises and offered a more environmentally friendly cooling solution.
Our case study on SMARTech energy’s work with Park Lane Press tells the story about our work to help reduce their energy consumption in more depth. If you want to take action in 2017 to reduce your organisation’s energy consumption, boost profits and cut carbon emissions, why not contact us to find out more about our Energy Management Surveys. As a Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier, we can also help most businesses access a 30% capital grant (up to a limit of £10,000) towards the cost of energy saving projects. Please contact us through our website or call us on 01225 635660.