There are many ways that you can cut your business’ energy consumption, and by talking to us about your IT and communications you can significantly reduce your energy usage and potentially even your costs. The Low Carbon Economy Project has endorsed all of our server, photocopier and lighting systems, meaning we have the credentials to help you take that first step towards energy reduction.
Energy cost reduction isn’t just about the environment either, for example if you skip your fluorescent lighting and install LED lighting, you could reduce your energy costs by 60 per cent. If you switch to an IP telephone system, which allows for true remote working, you’ll also save money. HD IP CCTV, which enables you to check on the security of your premises via your iPhone or iPad from anywhere in the world, is another money saver. The same can be said of switching to more energy efficient photocopiers, printers, servers and ensuring you have video conferencing equipment.
We take corporate responsibility very seriously and as a company we strive to reduce our own impact on our environment. We have always advocated working locally and our staff use public transport over road vehicles where possible. Although we are proud of our efforts to go green, we aren’t going to lecture about your carbon footprint. Instead, we will constructively evaluate your business and suggest realistic ways that you can make environmentally friendly changes to your IT and communications systems. Having been through the transition ourselves, we can help you through the process and make sure that you have the right systems in place to be able to take advantage of some government and European Union grants.
There are several schemes currently on offer including the Low Carbon Economy Project. The European Union has £3 million to award as grants to companies for green capital projects. This money will eventually run out, but if you are considering new telephony, new security or new office equipment that is energy efficient you will presently be able to apply for one of these schemes.
Not only can going green entitle you to grants, but it will also end up being cheaper than the non-green alternative.