British employees are much more energy-conscious at home than at work, survey suggests


More than half of British employees admit to be very energy-conscious at home, while just around 20 percent are ready to say the same as far as their workplace is concerned, a new survey by OnePoll and Rexel has revealed.

According to a media news report on the matter, the majority of employees actively charge their personal devices at work instead of using energy at home, with 32 per cent admitting to daily charging sessions and 36 per cent charging multiple devices.

Furthermore, while 93 per cent claim they turn off the lights when leaving their homes, only 60 per cent do the same while at at work. Things are not particularly better in terms of heating, with 30% preferring to open a window at home when they are too hot rather than turning the heating down and 47% of respondents doing the same in the workplace, again showing the inconsistency in behaviour toward energy usage.

Behavioural change is always a difficult target to attain, but this is specifically where the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System could help.

HeatingSave has a number of features to prevent employees from adjusting the heating controls and leaving them in setting that can waste fuel. The keypad and display on the front of the controller has two levels of password protection.

These passwords can be changed by authorized personnel locally or centrally using the PC software. The password programming meets the requirements laid down by the Carbon Trust, and the PC software is user ID and password protected too.

Naturally, employees do have the right to set the ambient temperature at a value that best suites their needs, and HeatingSave manages this situation by firstly getting the temperature right so people don’t feel too hot or cold. If employees do feel too cold, they can hit a button to increase the room temperature. The heating will be turned up for a while BUT will then automatically turn back – keeping the employee at the right comfort temperature – and saving the employer on their fuel bill.

If you’d like to find out more about the savings enabled by the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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