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  An energy-efficient workspace is that which manages its power and energy consumption. Energy consumption in a workspace can be very costly. Power and energy take a great chunk of our budget. This is why founders and business people complain about high electricity bills.
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Furthermore, many founders spend a huge amount of money buying fuel. In this article, we shall look at how we can make our offices energy-efficient.
  • Cut Down Office Appliances 

Revamping office equipment is the first step toward reducing energy waste. For example, unnecessary appliances like old refrigerators in the communal kitchen should be parked up and sold, if it is not all too important to the company’s progress. Having an outdated printer in use could drill a hole in your energy needs. You can replace energy-sapping equipment with clean energy tools. The use of energy bulbs can be replaced with LEDs. 
  • Monitor And Regulate Energy Usage

There are cases where people working in an office often leave the light bulbs on even when they are not in use. It is important to always audit your light use and track your energy use.
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Another strategy for monitoring and regulating is to put off computers and systems that are not actively used. This is why you should put data in place to check power use, to avoid high electricity bills. 
  • Engage Staff In Energy Cost Policies

As a business owner, your team members must be carried along with the new changes regarding power and energy management. Getting your employees involved in energy-saving and cost-cutting programs will accomplish a great deal for your company. When workers and co-workers are taught and led on the importance of sustainable power and energy management, there is a widespread orientation, which leads to effective power management. 
  • Create Orientation Across Board

Another way to create an energy-efficient workspace is through orientation. By investing in educating workers about the negative effects of energy-draining habits in the workplace to encouraging energy innovation ideas that help manage energy, you can be able to cost energy costs.
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To make this very effective, setting up an energy-efficient campaign team and monitoring task force that enforces company-wide energy management will have a positive effect on your workspace. 
  1. Invest In Renewables.

There are various to invest in renewable energy, yet benefit from them. For example, ground heat pumps, solar panels, bio-waste, and other forms of renewable energy sources are a good way to manage and cut energy costs.  Although renewable energy is expensive, it is a one-time investment, which is cheaper compared to the regular payment of electric bills. 

A Final Word

Creating an energy-efficient workspace can create a clean environment and it is certainly cost-effective. In a country where the power supply is expensive, relying on clean energy is cheaper. There are virtually energy-conserving appliances ranging from light bulbs to printers down to air conditioners. If you are to replace spoilt appliances or you’re having plans of setting up a new branch office, think energy conservation. Featured Image Source: BBC
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This article was first published on 18th July 2022

nnaemeka-emmanuel

Nnaemeka is an academic scholar with a degree in History and International Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is also a creative writer, content creator, storyteller, and social analyst.


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