Big Energy Saving Week (January 17-23) is the perfect opportunity for businesses to kick-start their energy efficiency plans for 2022 on the road to Net Zero.

Here are five tips from leading industrial and commercial energy services company Energy Assets to help businesses bear down on energy consumption and improve their carbon footprint.

1. Check your premises benefit from automated meter reading systems – these collect and transmit half-hourly consumption data, ensuring you pay only for energy at time of use; no need for estimated bills
2.  Use an energy monitoring and reporting portal, such as WebAnalyser, to identify workplace consumption patterns, track the impact of initiatives such a low energy lighting, create usage alerts and measure your carbon footprint
3.  Consider shifting energy-hungry processes off-peak – talk to your energy supplier or broker about your options for better time-of-use tariffs
4.  Explore the cost-benefit of local renewable power generation/ storage to augment grid supply, reduce your carbon footprint and evaluate the earning potential of exporting electricity
5. Investigate new, smart artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools, such as AMR DNA, to enhance building energy efficiency continuously and progressively

“We’re all talking about Net Zero, but the question for many businesses is where to invest their time and resources to maximise benefit now and into the future?” said David Sing, Group Managing Director (Assets) at Energy Assets.

“Our checklist provides an ideal start point. We have lots of tools available to help managers make sense of their consumption data, develop plans to improve efficiency, bear down on cost and contribute to more sustainable ways of working.”

Big Energy Saving Week is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, supported by numerous organisations, charities and companies.