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05 Dec 2017 | Filed under: Energy | Tagged: , , , ,

Why reducing energy makes perfect business sense for your hotel or restaurant

Paul Strachan

Posted by: Paul Strachan

There are three main reasons why it makes sense for your business to reduce energy consumption. The first is financial. Saving energy means saving money and that can only be of benefit to your overall revenue targets. The second is that it’s a great way to improve your corporate reputation. Thirdly, saving energy allows you to fulfil your corporate responsibility to reversing climate change.

Money

Energy costs make up only a small proportion of your overall outgoings but reducing your energy usage is an easy way of bringing down costs and improving overall revenue without increasing sales. Implementing energy efficiency measures have been shown to reduce energy bills by up to 40%. This can be as simple as servicing your boiler regularly, adding insulation and reducing heating and water usage.

Corporate reputation

Customers are increasingly aware of an establishment’s environmental credentials and a positive impression of your business is likely to be reinforced by claims of an environmental conscience. Making a statement that you are taking steps to conserve energy as well as having visible signs of this, such as light switch sensors and water saving devices is likely to improve your reputation and increase your chances of return visits and recommendations.

Climate change

Cutting carbon means a reduction in pollution and a move towards a cleaner economy. Burning fossil fuels puts the health of individuals as risk, as well as the health of the planet. Corporate action on climate change is needed for a healthier environment and so changing the policies in your business allows you to play a part in creating a greener world.

As time marches on, discerning clients will be focussing on what businesses they give their custom to are doing to ensure they protect the environment. This, along with the savings you’ll make on energy will be sure to give you an edge when it comes to future proofing your business.

Are you making the right decisions for your business? If you’re not sure and want to explore what opportunities may exist – then contact me for an initial discussion.

Paul Strachan M. 07793 447961 T. 01307 460667 E. paul.strachan@auditel.co.uk

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