A new year means new goals for your business. At UGI Energy Services, we want to help you improve your company’s energy usage in 2022 and the years to come. Whether that means cutting costs, educating your team or yourself, reducing your environmental impact, or choosing the right energy partner, we can help.
Grow Your Team’s Energy Knowledge
Your team is what makes your business successful—without employees, your business would not work. That’s why it’s crucial for your team to understand energy use on the same level as you do. This can be as simple as shutting off lights in rooms that aren’t being used, or as involved as brainstorming better energy solutions for your business together.
Show your team your current energy bill, highlight where there’s room for improvement, and set a goal. Make sure you communicate this goal with your employees. If your team knows what actionable measures to take in their daily work lives, your energy usage will improve. Prepare a list of tips to help your team identify where energy can be saved.
Going forward, provide progress reports to show how your company’s energy usage has changed. This is a great way to show employees how they have helped your company, and a good opportunity to reward them for reducing the company’s energy consumption.
Become More Energy Efficient
Improving your company’s energy efficiency not only helps your bottom line, but also the environment. Office buildings make up a huge portion commercial energy consumption—one office building uses about the same amount of energy as 16 households. Making your building more energy efficient can save you money and increase market value, according to an article by Energy Efficient Markets. There are many ways to make your business more energy efficient while reducing your environmental impact.
- Use digitally controlled thermostats to regulate and set temperatures for your building.
- Upgrade your equipment. Depending on what industry you’re in, this could include equipment like paper-saving printers, a new HVAC system, or high efficiency water heaters. Look for ENERGY STAR certified products.
- Power down all electronics and equipment when not in use and at the end of the day.
- Replace incandescent or CFL lighting with LEDs.
- Maximize your building’s natural lighting.
- Regularly change HVAC filters.
- Install motion sensors to automatically turn off lights.
Read Up on Energy for Your Industry
The industry your business falls under can determine the ways you can save on energy, what type of energy is right for your business, how you should heat or cool your business, and more. Reading about energy for your industry can help you make educated decisions about energy solutions for your business. UGI Energy Services provides Energy Guides for laundromat, restaurant, worship facility, educational organization, property management, and government and public facility owners. These guides provide tips for shopping for energy, controlling energy costs, choosing energy plans, and more.
Partner With a Company You Can Trust
Energy Choice gives you the opportunity to shop for an energy supplier that is reliable, respectable, and proven. By choosing UGI Energy Services, you’re choosing a company that has more than 100 years of experience in the energy industry. You will get a team of dedicated people who provide one-on-one help to make sure your energy plan and service meets your needs.
UGI Energy Services is solely focused on energy—unlike other companies who dabble in the energy market. Because we have our own natural gas storage facilities, electric generation plants, propane air facilities, pipelines, and other infrastructure, UGI Energy Services can navigate the complexities of the electricity and natural gas markets. This allows us to maximize cost savings for our customers and secure fixed pricing options.