There’s a growing shift on companies to become more environmentally conscious and friendly, and low carbon workspaces are a big part of the change to reduce carbon footprints. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) also plays a part, as more customers and consumers are paying attention to the impact businesses have on the environment and planet.
The low carbon workspace scheme identifies ways that businesses can lower their carbon footprint while offering financial incentives to help businesses make the transition. At Point Electrical, we can help with the change and support businesses looking to apply to the scheme.
Why Should You Install LED Lighting?
Upgrading to LED lighting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to save energy, which not only reduces your Co2 footprint, but also cuts energy bills at the same time. Especially in commercial properties, which are generally larger than residential properties and have different requirements, such as more lights and more usage.
LED lighting lasts longer than other bulbs, are more efficient and are available to use in different lighting styles and designs. This makes it easier to create the right atmosphere and light levels in your building that suits your needs compared to other options.
How We Work To Create Low Carbon Workspaces
- Upgrade lighting
- Installation of walls and tanks (not something we do – this is a bigger picture, but we would only do the electrical side of it)
- Double glazing
- Heating controls
There are plenty of ways to minimise your carbon footprint, and they will all have an impact on the energy usage of your property. Making changes in multiple areas will have a bigger effect and leads to bigger savings, too.
You can create low carbon workspaces by:
- Upgrading your lighting – energy efficient bulbs, fewer light fixtures and smart lighting control systems can all make a big difference.
- Efficient wiring and monitoring – Monitor electrical energy usage across a property and find where excess electricity is being used or wasted.
- Double glazing – This will help with thermal regulation and reduce the amount of time a heating system needs to be in use.
- Heating controls – Smart control systems, such as temperature monitoring, can make sure heating systems are activated when needed.
- Installation of walls and tanks – Insulated walls can help with retaining heat and efficient tanks, as well as repositioning them, can help you become energy efficient.
There are grants that can make the transition to a low carbon workspace easier. While the financial benefits in the long term will more than offset the transition, it can be a challenge to fund larger changes straight away.
To help with this, you can apply for funding to ease the pressure. There are different things to be aware of and complete to be able to apply for these schemes, and Point Electrical can help you apply for this scheme. We’re on the approved list of contractors, so you know you can trust our experts.
To find out more about low carbon workspaces and what we can do to help you reach this standard, contact the team at Point Electrical today.