Whether you run a factory or private office, a warehouse or small business, it makes sense from a financial and environmental perspective to optimise your energy usage, reduce energy waste and save money on your bills.
Indeed, whether you’re looking to reduce overheads or simply move towards more sustainable ways of working, knowing how much energy your business and sector uses is the first step towards cutting down on your overall energy consumption and environmental impact… you may be shocked by just how much energy your business sector uses as a whole.
That’s why we’ve put together this informative list of the UK’s biggest energy users.
Probably not the most well-known unit out there, a KTOE means “‘kilotonne of oil equivalent” and represents the amount of energy released by burning one tonne of crude oil.
Now we’ve got that out the way, let’s jump into our ranking of sectors that use the most energy*:
It may come as a shock but it turns out that private offices actually use more energy than the manufacturing sectors, coming out at the top of our list for KTOE usage. But how?
Think about all the small, inefficient machines that are used in an office: computers, servers, photocopiers and other equipment that all add up to use the most energy. The same can be said for hospitality, with heating, lighting and appliances helping to place this sector in third position. The data suggests that larger machines used in manufacturing are more energy efficient as a whole, apart from chemical manufacturing which uses extreme heat as part of the process.
So next time you venture into the office, why not think about all the ways that you could help save your company energy and money. Or alternatively, give our top 10 things you can do for a greener business blog a quick read.
*We got all our stats from a report published by the Office of National Statistics in 2018.
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