Business misses out on energy savings by not involving employees


New research carried out by the Carbon Trust suggests that less than a quarter of UK employees have been asked to help save energy at work — and fewer than half are concerned about the cost of energy for their employer, writes Efficientenergy.net.

The Trust says that its research highlights how UK workplaces are missing out on more than £300m a year in savings that could be achieved through encouraging employees to adopt behaviours that reduce energy use and waste.

92 per cent of workers are concerned about the cost of energy at home, but only 47 per cent are concerned about the cost of energy for their employer.

And it looks like little is being done by employers to improve this situation, as the Trust says that only 23 per cent of employees have been asked to help save energy at work by their manager — and just 13 per cent claim that they are rewarded by their employers for saving energy.

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