Do you feel like you’re overspending on energy? Check out the latest stats to see where your company sits in comparison to the average:
The cost of running your office is dependent on many factors but what is the average cost for a micro, small and medium office? Check out the following stats:
Micro 5,000-15,000 kWh
Small 15,000-30,000 kWh
Medium 30,000-50,000 kWh
** A kilowatt-hour (or kWh) is the unit of energy utility companies use to measure how much gas and electricity you’re using.
The factors (mentioned above) that contribute to how much energy your company uses…here’s a breakdown of appliance usage based on a standard variable business tariff (c. 18p pkWH):
Air con 29.15%
Light fittings 26.12%
Vending Machine 6.05%
Water Cooler 6.05%
Hand dryers 2.59%
TV screens 1.71%
Coffee machine 0.86%
Desk fans 0.48%
Electricity is a necessity for running an office, but what might surprise you is which appliances are costing you the most. The total cost of running this model office was £10,423 in energy bills alone.
Your business might be a lot smaller but the above model provides an idea of what appliances are costing you the most – and where you might be able to cut down on use.
Another really interesting statistic is that 46 per cent of business energy is consumed outside of 8am-6pm – as found by British Gas. This highlights a need for improved energy efficiency such as ensuring computers, lights, kitchen appliances are turned off. And to ensure that you are getting the best deal possible, compare energy providers regularly to see how much money you could save!
For all your energy related questions, feel free to contact the CH Systems team on 0208 302 8149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.