Go green and stay in the black
We’ve all heard about how turning off the lights and switching appliances off at the mains can save us money, but that doesn’t stop us leaving lights on and computers running when we leave the office. If you’re an employer and you’ve noticed those little green lights blinking away long after everyone else has gone home, you might want to do something about it. Leaving a flat screen monitor on all day cost you around £50 a year, switching them off or leaving them on standby could reduce this to less than £15 (and increase the life expectancy of your equipment).
Photocopiers left on all night use enough energy to make 5,000 A4 copies and simply swapping regular light bulbs for energy saving ones could save you 75% in energy – meaning lower bills. As basic as all these solutions sound, they can add up to some serious savings – plus you’ll be doing your bit for the environment, it’s a win-win.