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Thank you for completing the Energy Efficiency in the Workplace Tool. Your workplace scored 50.0 out of 100.0. Match your score with the colour coding system below to determine how energy efficient your workplace is. 

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Recommendations for improving the energy efficiency in your workplace are outlined in the table below. Carbon Footprint Ltd provides solutions for energy efficiency, energy management and environmental compliance.  Please contact us with any questions or for further support on +44 (0)1256 592599 or [email protected]www.carbonfootprint.com 

Scoring Summary
Item Score Max Explanation
What is the predominant lighting in your workplace? 10 10 Switching from lower efficiency T12 and T8 lamps to higher efficiency T5 or even better, LED lamps will reduce energy consumption and can lead to economic savings.
Are motion sensors and/or lighting sensors installed to control lighting? 0 5 Using motion and daylight sensors will reduce energy consumption by automatically turning lights off when they are not needed. Motion sensors are especially effective in less commonly used areas such as corridors or store cupboards.
Are lights able to be dimmed? 0 5 Having dimmable lights gives more control over the lighting levels of the workplace. They can be incorporated with daylight sensors meaning that light levels dim automatically when there is sufficient natural light which reduces energy consumption.
Are lighting levels able to be controlled on a zonal basis? 0 5 Splitting lighting into zones allows more control over lighting levels and means only necessary lighting is turned on.
Is natural light utilised whenever possible? 5 5 Maximising natural light by cleaning windows and skylights regularly, moving objects that block windows and opening window blinds will reduce the need for artificial lighting.
Is there an awareness campaign to encourage staff to turn off unnecessary lighting? 2.5 2.5 Engaging staff with the importance of turning off unnecessary lighting is important in reducing energy consumption. Creating a rule such as ‘last one out turns the lights off’ and putting notices by light switches can help in reminding colleagues to save energy.
Are there any measures in place to reduce heat loss through windows? 5 5 Heat can easily be lost through poorly insulated windows. Double glazing can reduce heat loss by 50% compared to single glazing with Low E Glass double glazing and triple glazing reducing this loss further. When replacing windows consider those with the lowest U-values as these will reduce heat loss the greatest.
Are there any measures in place to reduce heat loss through walls? 3 5 Cavity wall or solid wall insulation reduces heat loss through walls by approximately a third. If cavity wall insulation or solid wall insulation is not possible in your building, external and internal insulation methods are available.
Are exposed heating pipes and hot water cylinders insulated? 5 5 Insulating boiler equipment and pipes is a quick and cheap way of reducing heat loss by around 70%. The insulation around your hot water tank should be at least 75mm thick to provide adequate insulation.
How is temperature controlled in the building? 1 5 A Building Management System (BMS) or Building Energy Management System (BEMS) can be used to control heating, lighting and ventilation to the optimum conditions. Having a BMS/BEMS that can be controlled internally gives greater control over energy usage. Identifying a member of staff who is in control of the thermostat avoids frequent changes in temperature. Increasing the thermostat by 1 degree Celsius can increase costs by 8%.
Are additional thermostats installed in problem areas where temperatures levels are harder to maintain? 0 5 Installing additional thermostats in areas that are harder to maintain at comfortable temperature levels allows more control. These areas can then be heated separately meaning that energy is not wasted on unnecessary heating for the whole area.
How frequently is air conditioning used? 3 5 Air conditioning can double an energy bill so only make sure it is operating when necessary. Make sure air conditioning is turned off in meeting rooms when empty and never have air conditioning on at the same time as the heating.
Is there an agreed temperature threshold where neither heating nor air conditioning is required? 10 10 Having an agreed dead band temperature where neither heating nor air conditioning is on stops energy being wasted unnecessarily. Typical ranges for this are between 18 – 24 degrees celsius
Are timers used to turn office equipment off when not in use? 0 5 46% of electricity used in businesses is consumed outside of working hours. Setting timers to turn off equipment at the end of each day will reduce energy consumption. Infrequently used equipment should only be turned on when required and not left on all the time.
Is there an awareness campaign to encourage staff to turn off office equipment when not in use? 2.5 2.5 Engaging staff in the importance of turning off equipment when it is not needed is vital in reducing energy consumption. Having reminder notices to turn off equipment when not in use should be on display.
Does the current office and kitchen equipment have energy efficient ratings? 3 5 Choosing energy efficient appliances for the most commonly used items such as kettles and fridges will reduce energy consumption. When choosing new appliances look for the EU energy efficiency label for guidance.
How do you monitor energy consumption? 0 5 Monitoring your energy usage is a very useful tool in reducing your energy consumption. Automatic meter readings will show where and when energy is being used and will allow you to understand where energy is being wasted. These monitoring techniques also allow you to track your progress easily to see whether your energy efficient procedures are working.
Are the energy consumption figures/targets communicated to all staff? 0 5 All staff should be aware of energy reduction targets and the benefits that these give to the organisation. Displaying targets and results on a notice board or updating staff by email are ideas for ways of communicating the results.
Is your workplace ISO14001 (Environmental Management) certified? 0 5 ISO14001:2015 is a standard which supports organisations in growing sustainably while reducing the environmental impact of this growth. Having this standard can help your organisation meet legal requirements, create better environmental management, improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Total Score 50.0 100.0  
What is the predominant lighting in your workplace? LED Lamps
Are motion sensors and/or lighting sensors installed to control lighting? No
Are lights able to be dimmed? No
Are lighting levels able to be controlled on a zonal basis? No
Is natural light utilised whenever possible? Always
Is there an awareness campaign to encourage staff to turn off unnecessary lighting? Yes
Are there any measures in place to reduce heat loss through windows? Low E Glass double glazing
Are there any measures in place to reduce heat loss through walls? External Wall Insulation
Are exposed heating pipes and hot water cylinders insulated? All
How is temperature controlled in the building? Manual thermostat controlled by designated staff
Are additional thermostats installed in problem areas where temperatures levels are harder to maintain? No
How frequently is air conditioning used? Occasionally
Is there an agreed temperature threshold where neither heating nor air conditioning is required? Yes
Are timers used to turn office equipment off when not in use? No
Is there an awareness campaign to encourage staff to turn off office equipment when not in use? Yes
Does the current office and kitchen equipment have energy efficient ratings? Some
How do you monitor energy consumption? Other (bill)
Are the energy consumption figures/targets communicated to all staff? No
Is your workplace ISO14001 (Environmental Management) certified? Not at present
Is your workplace ISO50001 (Energy Management) certified? Not at present
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