Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Achieving greater energy efficiency

Improving energy efficiency is an important topic on the agenda of most
businesses these days. The benefits are numerous, from reducing carbon
footprint to the most important of all cutting down on costs with energy. So
million dollar question is: How to enhance business energy efficiency?

There are many ways to do so but this is not quite what I want to talk about
in this article. I won't be suggesting you change all the lights in your
business to LED lights, even though that is one the most cost effective ways to enhance your business' energy efficiency.

In this article I'd like to discuss what is more effective consumer
education or infrastructure updates. One could say that by combining both
you could achieve greater results but that you will have to decide once you
have finished reading this article.

Consumer education has proven to be an effective way to improve energy
efficiency of households and businesses alike. When combined with programs
that apply social science to energy conservation it can incite individuals
to reduce consumption and make decisions that will enable their companies to
save as well.

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