Your restaurant or store could be completely empty, closed for the day, and still running up your electricity bill. While many business owners think of utilities as a fixed cost, there are many changes that can be made to reduce energy use and lower your bills. Think of all the appliances drawing unnecessary power—the AC running all night, the refrigerator with the door that doesn’t close anymore, the dining lights turned on when the first employee arrives. All this energy use adds up over time, not only increasing your bills but emitting greenhouse gases as well.
How can identify these energy wasters to improve your company’s energy efficiency? Check out the following infographic from Powerhouse Dynamics for a look at some common energy hogs and tips on creating a more profitable, greener business.