Businesses have been issued advice by the government on how to switch energy practices in order to both reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and lower their energy bills.
According to environment secretary Hilary Benn, firms can assess their usage of vehicles and how they get rid of waste materials, while also looking at their energy consumption and factors such as how staff travel to work.
The advice is based on practices listed in the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, which has been produced by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the World Resources Institute.
Mr Benn said: "By reducing [emissions], organisations can save money on energy costs and resource efficiencies, as well as maintaining a competitive edge."
Carbon emissions will have to be reported by businesses from next year when the Carbon Reduction Commitment comes into force and this practice could be tightened by the government over the coming years.
Measures such as using LED lighting and turning off non-essential electrical equipment could help firms reduce their business energy costs.
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