Ways to Save Energy
Saving energy is easy! To learn more, simply move your mouse over the numbers below to learn about the time-tested tips and energy-saving choices for offices and production to reduce your energy consumption.
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$$ Set air-conditioners to about 25°C to improve energy efficiency.
$$$ Did you know an air-conditioner uses the energy of 32 fans?
* Use fans instead of air-conditioning where possible!
$ Switch off your computer screen if you are going away for a short while
$$ Change the settings of your computer’s Energy Saving Mode
a. Turn off the screen after 5 minutes of inactivity.
b. Go into sleep mode after 15 minutes of inactivity.
c. Go into hibernation mode after 30 minutes of inactivity.
$$ Switch off non-essential computers and printers after office hours. Leaving them on standby mode still requires electricity.
$ Switch off the lights when not in use (especially in meeting rooms and pantries)
$$ Choose energy-efficient lighting options, such as LEDs. Although they typically cost more than incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescents (CFLs), LEDs use up to 90 percent less energy and last up to 25 times longer.
$$ Install occupancy sensors in areas such as toilets and pantries so lights will be switched off when the area is not occupied.
$$ Machines should be maintained regularly, as they go through wear and tear. Maintaining your machines and their motors ensures optimal performance and better energy efficiency.
$$$ Upgrade your industrial equipment to more energy-efficient versions for even greater cost savings!
$$ Purchase appliances with three or four Energy Label ticks, which indicate the level of energy efficiency.
Our tips may entail higher initial costs, but maximizing the energy efficiency of your premises ensures long-term cost savings!
$$ Install energy-efficient lights and intelligent lighting systems to optimise light conditions and save up to 40 percent of energy used in lighting.