Reducing energy use makes perfect business sense; it saves money, enhances corporate reputation and helps everyone lead the fight against climate change. However, energy costs are often treated as a fixed overhead by organisations. But, by taking the right approach to energy management it is possible to make considerable savings.
Successful energy management must combine an effective strategy with the right practical interventions. Many organisations would like to save energy, but they need to make energy management an integral part of running the organisation to ensure success.
We suggest that you first read the guide on energy management. The guide explains what we mean by energy management and why it is important, with the following sections going
into detail on the various elements of successful energy management. While the guide provides a high level of detail, it is applicable to organisations of all sizes. You should tailor the approach to energy management according to the size and needs of your organisation, as different organisations will have different priorities. Smaller and less complex organisations can still achieve good energy management with a simplified approach.
Heating and lighting typically account for a significant proportion of an organisation’s energy consumption. They are therefore key areas to focus energy efficiency efforts. As a result of this, there are guides on both of these topics for you to read. These guides explain where the key opportunity areas are, what to look out for, and how to implement them.
The Green Growth Pledge helps Welsh businesses take pro-active steps towards improving their sustainability, demonstrating their positive impact on the people and places around them, as well as joining a growing community of forward-thinking organisations who are helping Wales transition to a low carbon future.