In this ever-changing economic climate, it is not unusual for businesses to vacate sites or move into new premises. However, an often neglected aspect of the moving process is the closing down of your current utility accounts or ensuring the contract associated with your new site is in your business’s name. When contracts are agreed and signed, they are legally binding for the business, the supplier, and the property exactly as listed on the contract. As such, for the duration of the contract the occupant listed on the contract is responsible for all charges associated with that property and contract. If said occupant was to vacate the site, the contract becomes null and void. Imagine moving into a site and automatically assuming the previous occupants costs as they neglected to close their account!
Smart meters are due for domestic roll-out by 2018 and 2020 for commercial. The basic premise is that energy isn’t going to get any cheaper in the near future and consumers; domestic and commercial are going to have to manage their energy consumption – why? Because we’re digging the hard stuff [oil, gas and coal] out of the ground and the alternatives are either hugely more expensive or dangerous [e.g. Fukushima]. To enable this to happen successfully requires that the consumer is engaged in the process with the result being that they will be able to see how much, when and at what cost energy is consumed.
The Deptartment of Energy and Climate Change subsidies for Renewable Energy have been very successful, the majority of the Feed-In tariff support going to Solar Energy Schemes, almost too successful perhaps.
The following Top Tips Guide provides recommendations to significantly reduce energy consumption in your organisation. By reducing your dependence on energy, you can cut costs, improve reputation, and stay one step ahead of environmental compliance.