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Best Practice Save Energy

Follow our best practice advice to help save energy and money

Low cost measures

  • Monitor energy use
  • Install energy efficient light bulbs
  • Adopt a switch off policy
  • Insulate heating pipes
  • Check room temperature and thermostat settings are between 18 and 21 degrees
  • Turn off heating in unused rooms
  • Ensure fridges and vending machines are installed away from heat sources and south facing windows
  • Turn down hot water to 60 degrees
  • Keep windows clean to ensure maximum natural light
  • Ensure radiators are not obstructed by furniture
  • Fit draft excluders to doors and windows
  • Install automatic switches on hand and hair dryers
  • Switch to a proven green tariff for electricity supply
  • Print double sided
  • Take advantage of tax incentives to invest in energy saving equipment
  • Look for funding possibilities
  • Clean filters and extractor fans to keep them working efficiently
  • Regularly maintain and service heating   
  • Get the whole club on board and involved. Why not encourage members to save energy by setting a reasonable target of a club resource that could be purchased as a result of saving money on energy

Higher cost measures

  • Install light sensors which will automatically switch off lights when no one is around
  • Insulate wall and roof cavities
  • Install double glazing
  • Replace hot water tanks which heat and store water with an efficient instant “heat on demand” or combi system
  • Install solar hot water heating panels
  • Install photovoltaic cells - Check out the feed in tariff
  • Install wind generators
  • Invest in power down equipment to switch off non essential equipment at night

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