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The secret of sustainable success

Oliver Pickup explores the businesses embracing change for long-term gain.<p>All over the globe, from traditional behemoths to smaller start-ups, companies are striving to be more sustainable and eco-conscious.<p>This is not just about hitting flimsy corporate social responsibility (CSR) targets, though; …

Sustainability

How energy efficiency could drive business growth

Norman Miller investigates how bringing energy costs down can kick-start a business.<p>When it comes to energy supplies, businesses may think their only concern is ensuring the smallest impact on their bottom line.<p>But these days, energy is more than simply a cost; savvy providers can present real …

Renewable Energy

Why energy matters to businesses

The way businesses buy their energy is changing, says Nick Martindale.<p>The UK’s energy landscape is on the move. Where once energy was seen as a commodity and merely something organisations needed to run efficiently, today a well-thought-out and managed energy strategy can help businesses increase …

Renewable Energy

Farms that can harness energy will reap the rewards

Agriculture is one of the most innovative and energy-intensive industries around, find out how farmers are embracing new ideas to help slash costs, minimise risks, and even generate capital.<p>You might think that green fields and rustling hedgerows are a million miles from the energy appetite of …

Farming

Server farms: what are they and how can they become more sustainable?

Oliver Pickup looks at how lost energy in server farms could be captured for all our benefit.<p>You may not have stumbled across “server farms” before, but they are integral to almost every business around the world.<p>Also called data centres, server farms house factories of information technology (IT) …

Renewable Energy

How the retail industry can save energy and reduce its large carbon footprint

The retail industry can lower energy bills and reduce its carbon footprint by following these five simple tips.<p>Retailing uses enormous amounts of energy, much of it incurred by keeping products fresh in warehouses and employing fleets of vehicles to fill retail premises.<p>For online businesses such …

Sustainability

How on-site generation can save your business money

Energy can be a major expense for some businesses, but huge savings could be available thanks to a building’s location.<p>Progressive, eco-conscious companies of all sizes are increasingly exploring energy options on site, with impressive results.<p>That is because, wherever possible, the on-site …

Renewable Energy

Business benefits: is it take-off time for electric vehicles?

With major car manufacturers falling over themselves to offer electric vehicle models, and businesses increasingly being wooed by the financial benefits of signing up, could we be on the cusp of an EV revolution?<p>When sci-fi author William Gibson said: “The future is already here – it’s just not …

Electric Vehicles

Smart architecture: harnessing energy from buildings

From solar PV systems to kinetic energy, there are a multitude of ways in which buildings can harness and utilise smart, renewable energy.<p>Buildings that generate their own power to heat or cool themselves were once only the dream of science fiction writers. Today they are becoming common. Solar …

Clean Energy

From compliance to revenue generation

The vast majority of energy managers have taken their organisation beyond the compliance level of energy efficiency by making sites self-sufficient …

Clean Technology

Why business is in the dark about energy - free download

Download your free copy of the 2017 report for the latest information and insight into energy efficiency for business<p>Research carried out by <i>The Daily Telegraph</i> and YouGov reveals that, of the 752 companies surveyed, a fifth spend more than £250,000 a year on energy, with the proportion even higher …

Energy Efficiency