Energy saving for retail businesses
There are savings to be made on the shop floor and in the back office, so get energy educated

Boost your efficiency and bottom line

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Lighting in retail businesses
    • Encourage staff to switch lights off when they’re not needed

    • Use movement detectors, time switches and daylight sensors

    • Install energy-efficient lights – LED lights and compact fluorescent products use 80% less electricity than conventional light bulbs

    Installing the right office lights can reduce energy costs by up to 15%

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    Refrigeration in retail businesses
    • Keep fridge doors closed whenever possible

    • Regularly defrost and clean fridges

    • Check that the seals on cold rooms and fridges are intact

    • Keep the condensers and evaporators on your fridges and cooling equipment clean

    • If fridges only store fizzy drinks, turn them off after hours

    When buying new refrigerators, AA++ rated units have the lowest running costs
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    IT equipment
    • IT equipment burns energy, even in standby mode

    • Encourage staff to switch equipment off when, not in use

    • Use the energy-saving features on things like monitors and printers

    Turning computers and monitors off at night can save £35 a year per desk
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    Heating in retail businesses
    • In warm weather, turn down the heating rather than opening the windows

    • Close window blinds in the early evening to help reduce night-time heat loss

    • Don’t use extra electric heaters – these are one of the most expensive heat sources

    • Encourage individuals to turn down the thermostat radiators in their rooms

    Reducing the temperature by 1°C can save enough energy to print over 40 million sheets of A4 paper
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    Upgrade your building
    • Install self-adhesive thermal strips around doors and windows to reduce draughts

    • Fit automatic closers on external doors e.g. fire doors

    • Retain up to 25% more heat in your building by improving roof insulation

    In many buildings, draughts account for up to 10% of heat loss

     

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