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With aims to reduce greenhouse emissions substantially over the next couple of decades, the government needs the help of businesses and homeowners nationwide to try and do their bit for the environment, reduce their carbon footprint and become a little more energy efficient.

While research and development into renewable energy costs massive amounts of money, tackling some of the inherent issues within a business environment can help to improve business energy efficiency across work environments, which will have a huge positive impact on nationwide energy consumption.

As a business owner, you may or may not know how to use less energy but similarly to saving energy at home; doing so in a business environment is just as simple. In many cases, it doesn’t even require a lot of monetary input. It’s estimated that 40% of greenhouse gas emissions are a result of business activity and The Carbon Trust believes that a business could easily reduce their emissions, and thus improve their energy efficiency, by 20% without much ado.

Implementing small changes, such as replacing light bulbs with energy saving alternatives and switching your electrical equipment off when leaving the office (or at least into standby mode) will contribute towards a healthier energy bill. If you have more funding, upgrading computer systems to more recent models will automatically provide you with more energy efficient appliances. Meanwhile, only boiling the amount of water you need rather than filling the kettle and opening a window rather than using the air-con are changes that won’t cost you a penny.

It doesn’t matter what size your business is, everyone can benefit from being a little more energy efficient. By doing so, not only will your balance sheet be thanking you kindly, but you will be playing your part in improving the environment in which you live, too.

Category: Business
  • Austin says:

    something similar to driving less or switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs or start recycling more or change to eco-friendly energy? I’m interested to be aware what people think – shall we be apathetic?

    July 28, 2013 at 10:55 pm
  • Chris R says:

    had a problem here, been working for an organization for couple of years, no contract, been reserved for couple of hrs each week, when my manager needed me. always diligent, responsible, reliable… but my manager would always piss me off, coz apparently its funny when Im angry,,, before, he pressed it way too far and that i told him to not book me any longer. other staff members would reach me saying he’s wrong and shouldnt beehive the way in which he did.

    now I requested my work friend to get my last cheque and P45, but my manager informed her I must get it myself and when i want p45 I must write a latter saying why I left.

    I shouldn’t go any more coz I do not have time and effort for this, but when i must i’d also need to state that he was bullying me and treading unfairly from very long time, nevertheless its clearly difficult and uncomfortable process that we do not need.

    do u think he is able to produce troubles with p45? can he request me to create a latter? let’s say i shouldn’t do this? can one just call tax office and request in my tax code for brand new employer? plz help, any advice appreciated!

    Kernow lady – I shouldn’t write instructions, and contains nothing related to being lazy, Ive got 3 (well, now only two) jobs, and u should think hard before knowing people and tossing shit their way. I shouldn’t write instructions coz thats only his game and that he really wants to be a challenge. they know the main reason I left, 100% from the staff knows. he’s legally needed allow it in my experience, thats it.

    alex – i am not childish, my boss thinks its “cute” when im pissed off and today appears like pushing it to determine just how much I’m able to take. difficult to call me childish simply by 1 message, but however…

    plenty of negativity here, been known as childish and lazy by two other people… much more fact Ive been cajolled, and made the decision i shouldn’t be any longer! wow, thanks

    August 10, 2013 at 8:07 pm
  • slipknot0129 says:

    I’m a B.E Mech, graduate. I’m showing up for PG entrance exam. I’ve requested two courses Masters in Engg., and Business.

    I know selecting PG in Engineering when the scores are full of the engg.,entrance exam.If else i recieve score full of Business,i quickly would do Master of business administration.

    Now my confusion is the fact that what course the following may have vibrant future?

    Engineering design

    Energy engineering

    Computer assisted design

    Aeronautical Engg

    Automobile Engg

    Thermal Engg

    Welding technology

    Production engineering

    Lean manufacturing

    Warmth energy engg

    Advanced Manufacturing technology

    Industrial Metallurgy

    what course shall i select?

    I need suggest us a good valuable course which will produce an oppurtunity to shine.


    August 17, 2013 at 7:18 am
  • Joe T says:

    Hi folks thanks for taking the time to read my question

    yeah so im 18, male, from the uk, single, and I feel really depressed right now and I really want to talk

    So i live on a farm and ive been studying agriculture, and life was good till about may

    I crashed my first and only car within one month of passing my test, I was coming home one night and there was a stretch for about 500 meters with a junction at the end with cars waiting to go out…I came too fast and hit the brakes crashing into the back of the car in front. I screamed as loud as I ever have I got out and thumped my hands so hard on the bonnet almost breaking my hands.

    I changed details with the guy I hit apologising to him, and he drove away with a dent in his bumper with me needing a new bonnet, bumper, grill and tyres from braking so hard.

    I phoned my dad and we are a small business being crushed by the recession and even though we had little money I lost my dads 60% no claims on his insurance. I phoned him I cried down the phone to him I told him how I tried to stop and there was nothing I could do and he just hung up on me…I got home late and didn’t see him till next morning which I never slept and got shouted at, I said I was sorry over and over and it has really pained me to see him having to spend his own money since I have none to pay him over my incompetence.

    I also lost my girlfriend a month before which really didn’t affect me till now, but I hate myself for not being able to hold down a relationship properly, and living in the middle of the scottish highlands I know I will never meet anyone, as my peers have all moved away or doing something else

    Every job I do on the farm goes wrong…I get sent away on expensive courses to try and learn properly but I fail most of them cost yet more precious money.

    Anyway 6 weeks later from the crash i feel so crap right now I use to be so have so many ideas that I wanted to do something now I feel energy less and worthless and I want nothing more right now that for death to consume me. All me and my dad do is argue about it, I say ill get a job to cover my loss but he said he would never want an employer to put up with someone like me.

    Ive cost my nearest and dearest so much money, and time they give me everything on a silver plate only for me to just throw it back in their face, without meaning to, I just don’t see the point of living if I cant provide, or do anything.

    So yeah that’s basically me, no car, no money, no friends, no job, barely any qualifications, and little prospect of becoming anything decent.

    I just wish everything was what is was 3 months ago when I had something, I even went to church and was a cristian but now I feel even god himself has abandoned me to rot, his words by saying suicide is a sin put me off it, but now I am too the stage I just don’t care if I burn in hell forever more I just wanna get away from everything. Although the prospect of death still scares me more than ever I just think people would get on better if I wasn’t there.

    Anyway I know you’ll be now thinking how sad I am for having to turn to the internet to vent my problems, because I sure am thinking that…anyway if you have bothered reading this far I will say thank you and I sincerely look forward to your comments.

    August 20, 2013 at 2:04 am
  • shahedC says:

    hi friend`s i wish to do masters in mechanical engineering from united kingdom so among the finest to understand about the various possibilities for me personally in united kingdom after finishing masters of mechanical engineering am i going to obtain a good job after that finishing master .Earlier i’ve done three year diploma in mechanical engineering and bacholer of mechanical engineering from india i’ve also done siploma in asys catia and autocad

    August 20, 2013 at 11:51 am
  • friendly 4 says:

    Would closing the edges and never let anybody in the future and reside in the United kingdom not less than five years help? In Addition, I have no idea if this sounds like true but could it be true the United kingdom government helps you to supply nations like Israel to battle with palestanians along with other nations that ar at war? Could it be also true we spent a lot of cash on the military like 20 million pounds or something like that or even more?

    What ar ur opinions and sights.

    August 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm
  • Anny says:

    I’ve an problem with having to pay attention, acting impulsively and open when it comes to opinion in the wrong time? How do you behave like I am not necessarily on the adrenaline hurry? Also, I notice minuscule particulars and vulnerable to uneasyness. Think I have got Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but I love to embrace my gift 8D.

    August 29, 2013 at 9:28 am
  • ademuth93 says:

    What is your opinion may happen to solar power later on?!? Are you aware any websites about the way forward for solar power? Help!


    September 9, 2013 at 8:49 pm
  • maskills24 says:

    What type of people would take advantage of a conservative government and why (same goes with work?)

    October 1, 2013 at 9:29 pm
  • JimT says:

    Hint: His home is also an beaken of eco-friendly energy-efficiency

    October 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm
  • gail C says:

    Explain why energy-efficiency is presently probably the most easily achievable option to current fossil fuel consumption partterns

    October 23, 2013 at 3:54 am
  • unbleevable39 says:

    http://world wide web.protector.co.united kingdom/world/2012/sep/26/ukraine-raise-import-charges-us

    Can someone please explain why Ukraine needs to enter discussions and just what type of compensation WTO needs to seek. I do not realise why it’s a large deal that Ukraine set these charges. Thanks.

    October 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm
  • Melanie says:

    Are you able to also let me know about any associations between each one of the alcohols as well as their energy-efficiency. just for straight chain alcohols though 🙂

    November 4, 2013 at 10:27 pm
  • Terrence says:

    help me answer these questions

    within the britain economy

    Which areas have been in growth and that are in decline?

    that is creating more primary?secondary or tertiary?

    in comparison with other countried were is england rated?

    November 16, 2013 at 5:45 pm
  • Mark says:

    Hi everybody!^^

    Okies, so essentially I am a sophomore in senior high school. And my selected area of study would be to become an environment engineer, particularly concentrating in renewable power assets like photo voltaic.

    Now, I have been searching to review within the United kingdom and also have my schools selected out. However, I am unsure with what to minor and major in precisely or the number of classes I ought to consume my newcomer year.

    I wish to study:

    – environment engineering

    -Civil engineering

    -Environment sciences

    After which possibly try taking some courses generally business and financial aspects.

    Therefore if any one of you may show me the way the major, minor, courses, thingymagigies work that might be just radical individuals. And if anybody has any recommendations for other courses I ought to take, that might be useful too.

    Thanks ALL A Lot! Come with an awesome day/evening!^____^

    Alrighty then, um Among the finest to explain something at this time. I do not care whether it’s cheaper to review in america. I really like the United kingdom and that i get it all prepared. Thank you for any recommendations for schools for me personally if they are in america. But, they are needless.

    And That I know I ought to just concentrate on receiving targeted grades in senior high school. But, I’m a multitasker and I have to have all the feaures prepared NOW. And when you are wondering why, it’s none of the business and it is personal. (I am sorry in the event that seemed rude)

    Anyways, appreciate responding to my question!^__^

    November 23, 2013 at 2:49 am
  • whitesoxfan2347 says:

    In ways that will create jobs without raising taxes, and pleasing everybody.

    I’m speaking about actual plans not only “Election for Romney” “Election for Obama.”

    December 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm
  • supernerd567 says:

    I want to go back to school to get my masters in an energy efficiency/sustainability field, but I don’t know what path to take. I have an undergrad degree in Real Estate & Metropolitan Development. When I have the capital, I would like to develop energy efficient homes in NYC and aboard. But, in the meantime, I want to go back to school and learn more about the field. Does anyone have any ideas what degree path would compliment my real estate degree?

    December 7, 2013 at 12:58 pm
  • Scott Bull says:

    After I would be a teen I did previously pay attention to Punk Rock mostly created by British bands in early 1980’s.

    (E.g.: GBH, United kingdom Subs, Anti-Nowhere League, Anti-Pasti, Crass, etc.)

    The content it communicated at that time was that government leadership was bad which the edgy youthful guy should oppose the institution. It had been quite ideological and something might say a political statement.

    Now greater than twenty five years later this year, I do not look for any new Punk productions.

    I’ve three questions specific to England.


    Will the Punk music scene remain in England?


    Are current youthful bands still creating it in England?


    If that’s the case, is there exactly the same “political” message or

    has it taken a less complicated type of just being noisy music?

    (Note: In america it barely is available and contains no serious impact politically whatsoever. It’s seen being an extreme element and never given any credibility whatsoever at this time around.)

    January 1, 2014 at 9:23 am
  • Roar me R says:

    Erm, like to my company work, my teacher is not in meaning i must complete this answer within my lesson. he’ll be back tomorrow which means I must finish this, however i have no clue things to write. This is exactly what I authored for that answer are you able to assist me to improve it? It’s in the speech mark towards the finish speech mark

    “The neighborhood business has qualities which defines the way the clients are affected. A company atmosphere consists of different economic factors. They are:




    •Interest rates


    Business atmosphere involves specific and general forces. Specific forces are traders, clients, customers and providers, plus they affect businesses. General forces are social, political, technological and legal conditions, that have an affect on business businesses and may affect a particular firm not directly.”

    That’s my work, could it be OK?

    February 6, 2014 at 8:29 am
  • white man says:

    ok case a concept and i’m searching for some good info i am not using this too serious when i have no idea the very first factor about business.

    and so i am 16 years of age reside in the united kingdom and i’m departing school soon and searching for ideas for income. in the beginning i figured auto technician now i’m thinking more business based. i’ve been watching the aprentice on television and i believe i’ve some very good applying for grants a few of the subjects which were pointed out e.g selling and inventing, and it was wondering what it might be like and a few of the needs too begin a business like how much cash i’d need and such things as that to begin selling from my very own website. i do not have great exam results however i feel there’s greater than High gpa’s running a business and to possess a wise decision. so any info on this is very useful. for instance beginning a company selling clothes how does one start that?

    ill express it again it was just a concept and that i totaly realize that i won’t be wealthy within the first week, i’m just interested

    or additionally a business in fitness because this is something i understand majority of about

    or additionally a business in fitness because this is something i understand majority of about

    April 18, 2014 at 4:54 am

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