02 October 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
New data from EDF Energy has revealed that simple energy efficiency changes could deliver over £45 million in savings a year across just 4,150 analysed sites.
By putting in place various simple energy-efficiency measures, the average organisation could achieve a total saving of as much as £46,316 each year.
These energy savings would also have "a significant environmental impact", and could save over 147,671 tonnes of CO2 a year.
This is equivalent to carbon emissions of 80,256 flights between London and Sydney, or the amount of CO2 offset by more than 3.6 million square metres of woodland.
EDF Energy analysed energy consumption remotely at locations including schools, hospitals, hotels, police stations and offices, using this data to understand the potential for efficiency and carbon reduction at more than 4,150 customer sites across the country.
Across the most locations, EDF Energy found that simple changes such as switching to energy-efficient light bulbs could deliver a significant impact.