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  • 20th March 2008

Going green over Easter – do your bit for the environment!

This Easter thousands of British businesses are planning no energy savings what so ever, with even the basic things in life, for example turning the lights off will be ignored by many companies. Energy will be wasted by leaving the heating on in the offices and also leaving electrical devices on, for example the printers will be left on all four days, despite the office being closed.

A recent survey that was carried out on 500 UK office workers were asked what kind of energy saving procedures would they follow or put in place over the Easter period to reduce their carbon foot print, many people replied that they do not think them or their company would be putting any energy saving factors in place, like turning off the lights or switching off their printers.

Almost 89 percent of business do not or have never turned off electrical devices in the office, and almost two thirds of all businesses are planning to leave the heating on despite the office being closed on this long weekend break.

Richard Smith, Managing Director, Search Office Space, says:

‘’I am very surprised that so many businesses do not even plan to do a very simple thing that could save a huge amount of energy to the environment. I do not think that it is necessary to heat up buildings or leave on printers and phone chargers when you know that you are not going to be in the office for the next four days. It all sums up to the fact that many businesses have forgotten the simplest ways of energy savings and how to reduce their carbon footprint.’’

A recent report by the Carbon Energy Trust found that many organisations are not very energy efficient at all, even though they may believe that they are doing their bit for the environment, they are in fact not even saving half the energy they should be.