National Clean Air Day has provided business’s with an important reminder to take responsibility to reduce their carbon usage and air pollution.
As a business, it’s increasingly important to monitor your carbon footprint and energy consumption to ensure you are energy conscious within your operations.
There are numerous ways you can reduce your organisations carbon emissions and help to keep the air clean, such as promoting cycle to work schemes, car sharing or encouraging employees to use public transport, all of which are ways to get to work that reduce carbon emissions emitted.
If your business uses company vehicles, why not look into introducing electric vehicles into your fleet. Having a car charging point at the office will also encourage more to swap to electric cars long-term.
Electric cars are more energy efficient (85-90% efficient) than non electric cars, so they dramatically reduce the amount of CO2 being produced. They emit zero exhaust emissions, so no harmful exhaust gases or air pollutants will be released.
Another way your organisation can reduce air pollution, is to open windows rather than switching the air conditioning on. This will keep the room well ventilated and circulated with fresh air. If air conditioning units are needed, check TM44 inspections are carried out at least every 5 years. The aim of these inspections is to help building owners identity opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions.
How Can We Help?
At Compliance365, we can help suggest changes your organisation can make and how they will positively reduce your carbon emissions and energy usage.
We can produce bespoke energy audits, which is an in-depth report to demonstrate the energy saving areas in your property. The main aim of an energy audit is to underline the potential behavioural changes that will reduce a properties energy consumption. From these reports, energy savings can then be calculated alongside budgetary costings and payback period.
Our accredited team can also provide TM44 inspections for air conditioning units, to ensure they are safe and reducing the risk of fines.
If you want to learn more about how to reduce your carbon emissions, then get in touch with our friendly team on 01924 669940 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.