Smartphone applications have evolved so quickly that it can be hard to keep track of the latest developments. Did you know you can use your smartphone to start saving money on business energy?

Here are five top apps that can help your business be more energy efficient and save you money:

1. Energy Consumption Analyser

The app analyses manually entered readings from your electricity, gas and water meters, allowing you to keep track of your energy consumption. The application determines usage per hour, day, week or month, and readings can be colour-coded. It also produces a graph allowing you to determine areas where you might be able to reduce energy usage.

2. Standby Energy Cost Calculator

Calculate how much you’re spending by leaving electronic equipment plugged in. The app will show the power consumption of electronics that still consume energy when plugged in, even if they’re turned off. Remember to turn off all office equipment rather than leaving it in standby mode. Switching it off will save money and energy, and reduce your carbon dioxide emissions.

3. JouleBug

Designed as a social mobile game that rewards players for reducing energy waste, this app has turned energy efficiency into a fun ‘green’ competition. You can play this with your colleagues and learn about your environmental impact. Making your team aware of the impact of their actions should lower your usage of business gas and business electricity.

4. Waterprint

This iPhone app will help to reduce your water footprint and business energy bills. Waterprint can calculate how much water you use on a daily basis whilst at work. Items are broken down into four categories, including food and beverages. This app aims to help you find ways to cut back on your water use.

5. Hive Active Heating

Hive Acting Heating is designed to work with your existing heating system so you don’t need to change your energy supplier. Using clever technology, the active heating system lets you control your heating and hot water remotely from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Saving you up to £150 a year on your energy bills, Hive provides you with a start-of-the-art kit to prevent any wasted energy.

Do you use an energy efficiency smartphone app? Leave your comments and suggestions below.

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