Around 60% of businesses could reduce their energy bills through changes to lighting and heating, according to Resource Efficient Scotland.
When expert advisors work with small- to medium-sized businesses, they spot opportunities to save costs on lighting and heating in over half of all visits, even when the business has already made improvements.
Head of Resource Efficient Scotland, Marissa Lippiatt (pictured left), said: ‘At any time of year, poor management of heating and lighting wastes profits and increases an organisation’s carbon footprint and, during winter, poor performance can make an even bigger dent.
‘However, taking action needn’t mean big investments in new equipment. Our upcoming training will show businesses how they can take no- and low-cost actions so that cold weather doesn’t lead to soaring energy bills year after year.’
To help organisations manage their heating and lighting systems effectively, Resource Efficient Scotland – a programme of Zero Waste Scotland – is running a series of free workshops and webinars in the coming weeks.
This month, a workshop entitled ‘How to save energy and reduce your heating bill’, takes place on Tuesday 23rd February from 8.45am to 1pm at Hampden Park Stadium, followed by a live webinar on Thursday 25th February at 11am.
The webinar – How to save energy and money on your hot water – will discuss ways to minimise energy use and pinpoint the best areas to save money on hot water.
For more information on these events, visit www.resourceefficientscotland.com
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