Among the many aspects that investors, customers, governments and other such stakeholders consider today when evaluating the performance of a business, ‘sustainability’ has become a KPI (key performance indicator) and as a result, more and more organizations are trying their best to gain a reputation as a sustainable business. In broad terms, sustainability refers to an organization’s ability to perform its operations in a manner that affects the people, planet and the profits in a favorable manner. If an organization succeeds in reducing its energy consumption, it will be able to have a positive impact on the planet, while also making substantial savings that will result in the increment of profits. Discussed in this article are three such methods in which an organization can reduce its energy consumption.
A smarter office
Technology, when used right, can improve organizational performance and work for its advantage. Therefore, be sure to purchase only the most energy efficient items and replace and repair them whenever required. For instance, if the existing lighting and air conditioning systems are manually operated, invest on an automated system that is capable of detecting human presence in the office and turns off by itself when no one is there. Services for computer repair Auckland offers and maintenance must be carried out regularly to ensure that they are in the best shape and uses no more than the level of energy they are supposed to use.
Also, equip your employees with state of the art smart phones to make their jobs more efficient, but do not hesitate to invest on phone repairs Auckland city has to offer when these electronic devices show signs of trouble.
Depend on renewable energy sources
By investing in a renewable source of energy such as solar power generation you can make your business a self-sufficient powerhouse of green energy. This will give a business a great deal of control over its energy consumption and save mammoth amounts on electricity. The initial investment of such a major project will certainly be high, however, the ultimate benefit to an organization from such an investment is much greater. For instance, the government provides many incentives for corporate entities that move to renewable sources of energy such as tax breaks, loans and grants to encourage the entire corporate community to adopt such strategies.
Lots of plant life
Convert your organizational premises into a botanical garden by planting lots of trees in selected locations of the outdoor area, close to the building structures, to create natural insulation and shielding against the blistering cold winds of the winter and the scorching heat waves of the summer. The natural shade will take a huge load off the air conditioner during relatively warmer days and keep the interior cools and shady. Similarly, the thick leaf growth will absorb the chill of the winter wind and help you stay toasty inside the office, with an optimum thermostat level.