The world is evolving at an extremely rapid rate, technology is improving daily and in these competitive working environments where facility managers are expected to be efficient and innovative, it is important to always be ahead or else someone smarter will soon be proposing new solutions that can save the company money while improving the facilities and the image of the company brand.
Now here are some quick tips and smart solutions to get started in improving your facility and to ensure efficiency, cost savings, and innovation.
1. Change to Smart LED Lighting
It’s amazing how much energy savings can be achieved through with this one simple act.
We have smart LED TVs and now there is Smart LED Lights, with long life spans of up to 20 years, daylight sensing, and ultrasonic occupancy sensing. LED lights can save your company money while improving your building illuminations. Led lights are usually included in Solar Rental options so this can be acquired at zero cost to you, just immediate savings.
2. Regular Maintenance for Heating and Cooling Systems
Heating and cooling are one of the main contributors to high energy use, especially in commercial buildings. Simple things to start with include, installing timers, regular maintenance to your HVAC units, and insulate the tanks and pipes. Heat pumps and solar geysers can both reduce your electricity bill by 40% to 60%, so please do consult with an energy efficiency companies.
3. Generate Your Own Clean Power – Solar Rental Option
Solar is a proven technology that is now a norm for smart businesses, many were unattracted to the solution because of high cost, but now with different financing options you can install solar on your property at R0,00 cost and start saving immediately. So obviously getting a solar system is by far a better option as you can save up to 40% of your electricity bill. The Rent-to-Own model offered by BlueShift Energy Solutions is an ideal place to start.
4. Get Everyone Involved
Big energy savings can be realised if the whole company joins in so, create awareness campaigns (involve HR and Marketing) that can encourage colleagues to use cold water to wash hands, switch off computers after work, switch off any lighting when not in use, etc. and to keep this going have monthly review and rewards sessions where participants can be further encouraged.