Here are 5 simple things that you can do to save money and lower your carbon footprint in the workplace!
Print on Both Sides of the Paper
If you’re not printing documents on both sides of the paper at the moment, change your default printer settings to print two-sided documents. You can cut down your paper use by half doing this, and put the money you save to better use!
Don’t Leave Computers in Sleep Mode
Putting computers into sleep mode overnight and over the weekends costs money. Although the savings you can make by shutting down computers may be minimal per machine, if you add up the amount saved over the course of a year and then multiply that figure by the number of machines you have, it soon adds up! For example, switching off one PC and flat panel monitor when not in use can save £100 each year, and the same amount of carbon each year that is emitted from driving a car 3,000 miles. That’s £1000 for every 10 PCs in your office!
Think Before You Print
A good way to cut down on the amount of paper you use is to store your documents digitally rather than keeping paper files. There are a number of secure, free ways to do this, so that you can be sure that your information is safe, sound and easily accessible. Also, try to print email messages only if it is absolutely necessary. By printing less, you’ll not only save money on paper, but you won’t have to buy as many ink cartridges.
Switch to LED Lighting
As LED suppliers and manufacturers, we know just how much energy you can save by switching from halogen and incandescent lighting to LED lighting in your office or place of work. LED lights are very energy efficient, and although they do cost a little more to have installed, you’ll soon be saving up to 80% on your lighting bills. It’s also worth switching lights off when they are not in use, or when there is enough sunlight to be adequate.
Install a Heating Timer
Installing a timer to turn off the heating overnight and at weekends could save up to £350 each year. Also, make sure your thermostat is set to no higher than 21 C.
LED Lighting Supplier and Distributor
As suppliers and distributors of a range of LED lighting products throughout the UK, Nu-Light LED know just how much you could save by switching to LED lighting in your office. For more information about our products, or to get in touch with a member of our friendly team, call us on 08442551140 or click here to email us.