TotalEnergies Gas & Power

09/05/2022 TotalEnergies Gas & Power

Energy saving tips for your workplace

To help save money, here's a selection of useful tips that can help with energy efficiency in your workplace.

Heating (and cooling)

  • Heating costs can increase by over 30% if your boiler is not properly maintained, so be sure to service your boiler annually.

  • Use a seven day timer so heating can be turned off or down during regular unoccupied periods.

  • Reducing heating temperatures by just 1c can cut fuel consumption by 8%.
  • Don’t let heating and cooling operate at the same time! Set a temperature control ‘dead band’ so heating switches off when the temperature reaches 19c and cooling doesn’t start until the temperature exceeds 24c. (Source)

 Office equipment

  • Switching computers off outside core hours can reduce energy usage by up to 75%.

  • When buying new IT equipment, it’s worth remembering that some laptops typically use 85% less electricity over a year than a desktop. (Source)
  • Older kitchen equipment such as fridges can be far less efficient than newer models, so replace if necessary.

  • Switch off all non-essential equipment at the end of the day. A photocopier left on overnight uses enough energy to make over 5,000 A4 copies!


  • Newer ‘high frequency’ fluorescent lighting eliminates flicker and hum, extends lamp life and can reduce power consumption by around 25%.

  • Consider installing more switches for greater control over banks of lights.

  • Without regular maintenance, light levels can fall by up to 30% in 2-3years. Establishing a basic lighting maintenance programme can reduce costs by up to 15% - while improving office appearance. (Source)

  • Switch to LEDs where you can – they consume around 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs. (Source)

 Track your energy

  • Check your meter readings and invoices regularly to understand your energy use – and help identify and address any unexpected changes.

  • Involve your staff with energy saving efforts – posters, meetings and even targets can help everyone remember to make small changes.

  • A smart meter can help you take greater control of your energy use, and eliminates estimated bills.


  • Investing in solar panels can be an effective way to reduce carbon emissions and limit exposure to market price volatility.

  • They can also help boost your eco-credentials and reduce your reliance on the grid.

  • A single solar panel can produce between 700 and 900 kWh each year.