To celebrate our patron saint this weekend, our Irish team have been getting into the St Patrick’s Day spirit with the launch of our ‘Go Green’ campaign. Here at Utilitywise, we understand that every customer has different needs when it comes to their energy contracts. That’s why we offer a range of tariffs from a range of suppliers, one of which is our 100% renewable energy tariff.
- Is it time you gave your business an energy makeover?
- Have you considered switching to a green tariff but don’t know what would be best for your business?
- Do you want to enhance your reputation amongst your customers?
What is green energy?
Green energy is energy produced from natural renewable sources, including: gas from methane produced using bio-waste such as crop cuttings, food waste and animal dung; electricity from geothermal heat from the ground, from biogen, or from solar, wind or wave power.
Going Green – Step 1
The first step towards giving your business a green energy makeover is to speak with our experts to advise you on what’s available. Here at Utilitywise, we work with some of Ireland’s leading energy suppliers to ensure our customers have the most suitable tariffs to suit their business needs. We ensure the switching process is simple, your business energy supply will be completely uninterrupted.
Going Green – Step 2
Once you have your green tariff in place, the second step is to start conserving energy throughout your business. Not only is this good for the environment, it’s also good for finances. The less energy you waste, the more you will save. Our team at Utilitywise can advise you on a range of energy efficiency services. Our first step would be to consider an energy audit or Energy Health Check. An energy audit identifies where and when you are using energy and where savings could be made to prevent waste. We will then advise you on a range of applicable energy services to prevent any identified waste, our advisors will give you costs associated with these projects and the likely payback period for each energy reduction service.
Going Green – Step 3
Once you’ve identified where and how you could become more energy efficient the next step is behaviour. By educating staff about your findings and implementing new routines and habits, the road to becoming a wholly green organisation is pathed. Educating employees about best practice such as turning computers off at night, reducing printing and using a programmable thermostat can have huge benefits to business. The Utilitywise team can provide you with an energy awareness staff pack as part of our service.
Going Green – Step 4
The Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme (EEOS) was implemented in 2012. The Directive imposes a legal obligation on member states to achieve new savings each year from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2020.
Energy suppliers need to meet their annual targets so are now buying carbon credits from energy savings made by business. If you have a project that will generate verifiable energy saving credits, you can sell these to energy suppliers. Our energy consultants can provide you with information on how to get involved with EEOS and profit from your credits.