You probably already realise that energy costs are only going in one direction and that legislation on carbon emissions is just going to get tougher.
What you may think is needed here is some joined up thinking with regard to energy management that considers a building’s efficiency and it’s primary services of heating and lighting, whilst meeting the requirements for a comfortable and effective working environment.
A good building energy management system will incorporate an external temperature sensor, occupancy and room temperature sensors and a smart central controller, which can also link to your air conditioning, all connected to a PC.
These systems are available as retro-fits and can provide savings of between 20% and 30% off your heating bills.
Contact The Carbon Trust for interest free loans (for SMEs) and info on 100% yr1 capital allowances.