Facility Management Tips
Your energy bills are most likely one of your highest expenses at your facility, which can make it very difficult to stick to your budget. While there is no way to completely eliminate all of your energy costs, there are steps that you can take to keep the cost as low as possible. Keep these tips in mind to help save money on your energy bills.
- Cut down on your night lighting – even if you have some staff that stays on your property when the sun goes down, there are still ways to cut down on your energy bill. Creating an “economize mode” for your lights can help to keep the perimeter and essential areas of your property lit while still turning off lights that are not needed.
- Turn off vending machine lights – vending machines are a simple way for your employees to grab a sweet or salty snack during the day. Instead of completely eliminating vending machines, simply take out the light bulbs. Removing the bulbs reduces the amount of electricity that the machine uses each day.
- Properly set refrigeration units – check all the refrigeration units on your property, including those in your cafeteria. If your refrigeration units are set to too cold of a temperature, it can mean tons of wasted energy.
- Involve all employees – many of the changes to help lower your energy costs are at the hands of all of your employees. Creating a plan that everyone can be a part of to save energy will help your employees feel more involved, increasing the chance that they will do their part. Ask your employees to turn off lights whenever they can and power off their computers before a long weekend.
For more facility management tips to help keep the energy bills at your business as low as possible, contact Landport Systems in Walnut Creek, California.