Release Summary: npower calls on small businesses in the UK to
be more energy efficient and save up to 20 per cent on energy
Release Body: Small businesses in the UK are being urged to be
energy efficient and save up to 20% on energy bills as the economy
continues to bite.
call comes as energy company npower completes a series of small
business energy makeovers which have shown that saving energy
is often one of the easiest ways of reducing costs and can be
done through simple steps that together make a big difference.
energy efficiency makeovers have helped four businesses cut their
energy spend by £1,200 and, at the same time, reduce CO2
output by almost 4.9 tonnes. With many SMEs facing difficult trading
and financial uncertainty, npower believes these energy
efficiency measures serve as examples of the cost savings
that can be achieved in all workplaces.
the air conditioning temperature setting in a pub by a mere 2
degrees C will provide a cost saving of some £232 a year,
while energy saving
measures implemented at a printing press will be enough to cover
the running costs of one of its machines everyday for nearly four
months. Simply defrosting the fridge freezer and replacing lighting
will contribute to cutting a car auction's energy bill by £300,
while draught proofing doors and changing light bulbs in a shop
could lead to savings of £400 on its energy bills.
npower's team of energy saving experts visited the range
of businesses - including a pub , small printers, car auction
and a shoe repair shop - to offer practical assistance to reduce
energy consumption .
team replaced light bulbs with energy saving equivalents; defrosted
fridges and freezers; switched kettles to eco-friendlier alternatives;
adjusted air conditioning and fitted reflective radiator panels;
fitted timers to electrical equipment to switch if off when not
in use; draught-proofed doors and even installed a wind-up radio
and solar powered phone charger, substituting them for existing
times like these, every penny counts and we've demonstrated simple
steps that small businesses in any sector can undertake to save
money." said Steve Fitzsimons, business energy
manager at npower.
recent survey has shown 60% of British adults believe that energy
is being wasted in their businesses yet when you're busy running
your company it can sometimes seem difficult to dedicate time
to cutting costs. Putting in place a range of energy saving measures
for little or no cost will cut their energy bills without compromising
operations," added Fitzsimons.
wanting advice on cutting energy bills should visit npower, where
they can sign-up to receive an advice pack and free Current Cost
monitor, which will help them track how energy is being used.
npower is dedicated to helping UK businesses use energy more efficiently
and therefore spend less money on their bills. npower aims to
have a positive impact on the communities it serves and reduce
customers’ carbon footprints whilst always improving the
service to customers.
specialises in risk management solutions, including market-leading
flexible energy purchasing, energy efficiency, and broader energy
management functions, tailored to every size of business.
For major energy users, npower offers multi-utility management
consultancy to enable organisations to improve efficiencies right
across the procurement/consumption chain.
is committed to helping its small business customers to improve
their energy efficiency. Since 2006 the ‘e3’ campaign
(standing for energy, efficiency, environment) npower has offered
business customers advice and guidance on reducing energy consumption.
New business customers receive an energy monitor designed to improve
their consumption awareness as well as access to a dedicate energy
efficiency telephone helpline and website.