BLT Direct, the experts in energy saving light bulbs and light fittings, are upping the ante on greener office lighting and encouraging businesses everywhere to join them in not only a spot of cost-cutting for 2009, but in conserving energy for future generations. Steve Ellwood, Managing Director of BLT Direct, who are championing the use of energy saving lightbulbs and halogen lightbulbs, in the workplace said, Conserving energy is not only a global issue, but businesses seem unaware of how much money they could be saving, through something as simple as purchasing a new light fitting or bulb.
Recent figures released by the Carbon Trust, show that businesses account for 40 per-cent of the UKs annual carbon emissions, which is in turn costing businesses an estimated £2 billion. In light of the recent economic downturn, this is one expense we could all do without, so it makes sense to not only invest in the future of younger generations, but to find ways of reducing the impact this is having on businesses across the UK.
Findings from the Carbon Trust indicated that 67 per-cent of workers are willing to contribute towards reducing their companys carbon footprint, but they are unsure of how to go about it. Whats even more disturbing, however is that only 18 per-cent of workers felt that their businesses are actively reducing their carbon footprint.
Mr Ellwood added, Bringing greener habits into the workplace is an essential part of tackling climate change, especially as a significant proportion of CO2 emissions come from businesses. Encouraging your workers to bring their green attitudes into the workplace, maybe by using a brainstorming session, could be a great way to achieve environmental harmony. It is important that every business makes a conscious effort to help the environment.
If you replace the traditional light bulb with 0.7W energy saving light bulb, which has the equivalent normal wattage of 10W and ran it for a day, you would save £12.22 annually. This may be a small change, but in the long-term if you replace all of your bulbs throughout the house, you could easily up to £100 every year, if not more!
The Carbon Trust is able to provide any business with energy saving guides and resources on issues ranging from educating your staff on energy saving, posters to remind staff to turn the lights off and general overviews emphasising where most of the energy is wasted in the business environment. There are even resources focussing on reducing such problems such as purchasing energy saving fittings and energy saving lightbulbs.
Mr Ellwood added, We invite all of our customers to call us for energy saving hints and tips and any questions that they may have with regards to purchasing energy saving lightbulbs. If we can cut the carbon emissions of just a few businesses, we will be extremely happy. Generating an awareness around this very important subject makes the whole project extremely worthwhile.
About BLT Direct
BLT Direct has been a leading online supplier of light bulbs, lamps and tubes in the UK and around the world since the early days of the Internet. Our website provides instant access to almost 10,000 products including Energy Saving Light Bulbs, Fluorescent Tubes, Incandescent Light Bulbs and Light Fittings. Our exclusively online business allows us to provide our huge range of light bulb products to our customers at exceptional prices from high quality manufactures delivered to your door quickly and efficiently.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 3rd April, 2009
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct