Hybrid Working – The Rise of Business Energy Costs
Energy bills. It’s the soul-destroying topic that is simply unavoidable in the UK.
Everyone everywhere seems to be struggling with rising costs. We’re all looking to find new ways to save on our energy.
Companies nationally are keeping a keen eye on budgets and where utilities can be reduced, optimised or simply cut in order to beat the crisis that we face.
In fact, recent research from BRITA VIVREAU has shown that ‘energy costs’ are a concern for 92% of key decision makers within corporate spaces.
To make things worse, office buildings experience constant fluctuations in energy usage, especially given the uncertainty of the pandemic over the last few years.
The constant change between remote, home and hybrid working has made it difficult to predict the cost of energy and effectively allocate budgets and the mass return to work is only inflating the costs of already expensive bills.
Before this time, we might have seen a constant flow of energy from computers, drinks stations or dispensers, air conditioning and alike, however now a keen eye is needed to ensure that equipment isn’t left on needlessly overnight or during periods of annual leave.
Invisible Energy Waste
The things we might not notice about energy waste, add up.
The invisible energy wastage within offices can creep up and lead to a consistent rise of energy bills across the financial year. The difficult part about reducing this invisible energy waste, is identifying the culprits.
Some of the major sources of invisible waste include leaving equipment on or on standby during periods of leave, such as overnight, annual leave or even just over lunch breaks. All of these little moments can really add up.
A good place to start might be to allocate time each day to ensure equipment is turned off where necessary or allocating a person who is responsible for checking that these measures are implemented.
Even with a keen eye and process in place, invisible waste can be hard to spot. Which is where smart monitoring technology comes into the equation.
Implementing monitoring technology can take the guesswork out of where you may be wasting energy.
Temperature, CO2, pulse, status monitoring, all of these things can be applied and monitored in order to indicate where wastage may be taking place. This frees up your time and allows smarter decisions to be made in order to reduce energy bills across your business.
Book a demo of the I-System with Invisible Systems today and find out more about how we can help you reduce costs and improve energy efficiency throughout your office and perhaps other elements of your business.