The transition to a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly economy should be a major concern for all businesses today. Excessive energy consumption is not only costly, it also contributes to global warming and the depletion of natural resources. Faced with these challenges, it is essential for companies to rethink their practices and adopt concrete measures to reduce their ecological footprint.
Our plan offers a series of ideas to help you effectively reduce your company’s energy consumption. Whether you run a small business or a large organization, you’ll discover practical, accessible tips for optimizing your energy resources and making significant savings.
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Actions your technical team can take
- Limit air-conditioning to 25° or 26°, and keep the difference with the outside temperature to 8°.
- Control air conditioning according to the weather, activity schedules and the building’s thermal inertia. For example, turn off the air conditioning 1 hour before closing to the public.
- Condition air renewal according to air quality only, and recommend free-cooling (bringing in fresh air) when weather conditions allow.
- Change lighting that is not yet LED.
- Install presence sensors to control lighting in reception, break and passage areas.
- Limit lighting between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. in particular (peak daytime hours) and until nightfall.
- Turn off interior lighting when buildings are closed, and reduce exterior lighting, especially for advertising.
- Install power strips with switches for all workstations, and plug in devices that remain on standby (screens, chargers, individual ECLs, wifi relays, etc.).
- Switch off wifi when offices are closed.
- Limit the amount of equipment and avoid over-sizing (number of screens, size of screens, power of hardware in relation to requirements, etc.).
Recommendations for your employees
- Switch off your computer and telephone at night.
- Switch off your workstation’s power supply every evening when you leave.
- Clean out your inbox every month.
- Reduce or turn off non-essential audiovisual systems, such as projectors or screens in reception halls or cafeterias during peak hours (8am-1pm and 5pm-8pm).
- Favoring soft mobility or public transport.
- Don’t charge your electric vehicle during peak hours (between 8am and 1pm and between 5pm and 8pm), preferring off-peak hours (between 1pm and 5pm & 10pm and 4am or on weekends).
- Limit elevator use whenever possible.
- Dress for the heat (if you’re wearing a sweater in summer, it’s because the air conditioning is too strong!)
- Close doors to prevent heat loss or heat gain.
Guidelines your management can follow
- Concentrate employees who work in open-plan offices, to free up areas that should not be cooled or lit on low-traffic days.
- Organize an energy-saving competition between the company’s different offices, using the Eficia application.
- Raise employee awareness of energy efficiency issues through regular educational messages.
- Organize work so as to facilitate employee commuting outside peak traffic hours wherever possible.
- Source suppliers and partners locally, to reduce the number of kilometers covered by products.
- Prefer reconditioned equipment (computers, telephones, etc.).
- Raise employee awareness of eco-driving and offer training courses.
- Pool and limit meal deliveries by opening a Canteen 2.0.