Guide

Office equipment energy efficiency

Introduction

Most businesses use office equipment of some kind, from basic essentials like computers to more advanced items like teleconferencing facilities. However, many people are unaware that their equipment can use a large amount of energy and can cost a significant amount to run. Office equipment accounts for around 15 per cent of all electricity used in UK offices and this is forecast to increase significantly.

If you use any office equipment in your business there are simple steps you can take to reduce energy consumption. Even making small adjustments to the way you use your equipment can reduce your energy consumption by up to 70 per cent, saving you money and improving profitability.

This guide explains how to cut your energy costs by operating office equipment more efficiently and investing in new energy-saving appliances.