The Ultimate Guide to Energy Efficiency for Small Businesses

People working in an office

Short-term (tomorrow!), medium-term, and long-term: whichever way you frame it, small businesses can save energy – and money – by following some simple steps.

Our guide to energy efficiency for small businesses will banish any worries about time, potential outlays, and value as barriers to entry. Any investment is usually quickly repaid and then becomes savings, or more profit.

Learn how you can save on energy use and bills by picking up good habits, from lighting to installing solar panels to home working.

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Cutting out draughts from older homes

Row of Sandstone Houses, perfect for draught proofing

Enjoy a warmer and more comfortable home by following my guide to simple fixes for draughts.

At its most basic, draught-proofing is filling the gaps in a building, where heat escapes and cold air enters. Some people turn up the heating to counteract cold draughts; this warms your home but escaped heating costs you and emits CO2 emission unnecessarily.

A properly draught-proofed and insulated house helps reduce your energy demands and CO2 emissions as well as saving on bills.

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Ten top sustainable innovations for 2020

Breathing buildings, living robots, and electricity created from thin air, all in my latest blog.

The sustainability sector is a hub for technological advances. Along with The Energy Saving Trust, we look at 10 innovations that may – or may not – change the way we interact with our world in the face of climate change.

We have not tested any of these products and we cannot verify the claims of their inventors but we’re sure you’ll find them as interesting as we do.

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Smart Renewables

Wind turbines

On Dec 8, 2019, an unprecedented 45% of UK power was generated by windfarms. At times the blustery weather created more power than was needed. This energy surplus meant some people with smart meters in their homes were paid to use electricity.

The national grid has to take advantage of these renewable supply booms so that excess energy isn’t wasted. Consumers, too, can benefit with lower bills and smart meters are at the heart of the answer.

Read more in my Smart Renewables blog.