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Energy-saving ideas for businesses

Ready to see a difference in your bottom line? There are a range of energy-efficient projects and tips that work for business owners, plus great incentive programs and support available.

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Fix those leaks

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Fixing a leaky hot water faucet can save you up to $33 per year in water heating costs.

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Save up to 25% by turning off your photocopier

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Photocopiers and other office machines can idle as much as 90% of the day. Activate your energy efficiency settings and power down photocopiers during off-hours to save up to 25%.

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Choose an ENERGY STAR® fridge

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Ready to upgrade? In addition to all the bells and whistles of a new ENERGY STAR® fridge, you also save up to $120 on your energy bill over the lifetime of the refrigerator.

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Use an ENERGY STAR® dishwasher

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A dishwasher that has earned the ENERGY STAR® gets your dishes clean while using less water and energy, and only costs about $30 a year if run once daily.

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Make life easier for your HVAC system

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To ensure your HVAC system isn't working harder than necessary, have all components cleaned regularly. A dust-and-grime-free system will ensure unrestricted airflow, maximize heat transfer, and improve efficiency.

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Allow us to break the ice, meet the ENERGY STAR® freezer

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If you choose to purchase a freezer, an ENERGY STAR® certified model can save you 10% on operating costs, saving you up to $30 per year.

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Lead the way with LED exterior lighting systems

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Replace older outdoor incandescent or mercury vapour lamps with LED luminaries that provide similar light output while helping you save energy.

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Only light workspaces that are in use

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Did you know that lighting accounts for up to 40% of electricity usage at a business? If your business has lighting that can be controlled room by room, turn off lights in unused spaces or set up occupancy sensors. Relying on natural daylight from windows will also help you save.

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Forgot to turn off the office lights?

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Occupancy sensors turn off lights automatically when a space is unoccupied, and can lead to savings of up to 25% in lighting electricity usage.

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Is your water heater over 10 years old?

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If your electric water heater is more than 10 years old, our advice is to replace it. An ENERGY STAR® certified heat pump water heater can use 50% less energy than a standard, older model.