Imagine how many cups of tea and coffee are made every day at our workplace – essential fuel for the busy day ahead. But did you know that if we all boiled only the water we needed to make a cup of tea we could save enough energy every year to power the UK’s street lights for one month?

Contrary to popular opinion, commercial energy initiatives have been demonstrated to give a financial boost to the companies that employ them, with a 16% improvement in productivity. British Gas recently wrote a blog explaining why employee motivation has been shown to improve in companies that opt for green alternatives.

To welcome in the New Year and help you and your business get off to the right start in 2013, British Gas has created a series of energy-saving posters for use in your workplace. Implementing energy-saving measures across the company is good for everyone, but without the support of your most important asset – your staff – these new ways of working can be difficult to keep up.

These simple energy saving posters can be used in any workplace, from offices to fitness centres, to help keep staff informed and to remind them of the simple measures they can put in place to help reduce energy consumption.

Do your employees leave their PCs on sleep when they go home? Turning your computer and monitor off completely every night and especially at the weekends could save you up to £35 per year. Small effort; big difference!

Print off one of the British Gas energy saving posters to gently remind staff as they leave the office every evening that their help is crucial in order to make your company a greener place to work. You can find the posters on the British Gas website and they include advice about keeping temperatures constant, keeping windows and doors closed while heating or air conditioning is working and turning lights off in empty rooms.

All you have to do is click print and get posting to help your colleagues and your company have a happy and green 2013.

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