Business energy clients might be able to save money on their commercial electricity bills by changing lighting habits in their offices.
According to Paul Edwards, chair of the British Council for Offices' Environmental Sustainability Group, getting staff to turn off lights in rooms that are not in use is the first thing companies can do to save money.
He suggested firms also invest in presence detectors for their meeting rooms, or switch their light fittings to T8 for an instantaneous 35 per cent saving.
"If you work out your energy bill, you can normally see a payback on that," he noted.
"If you're the owner of a property rather than the occupier, it's difficult to go up to them and say, 'We want to change all your lights', so you have to engage with them and try to get them on board."
Mr Edwards' suggestions come after Electricity North West announced an energy trial using businesses in Greater Manchester.
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