Going Green With Electrical Contractors

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We often think of using electrical contractors to install fancy data cabling and audio visual services and installations. We think of them for running cables through our wall and installing new sockets and making sure they are the right voltage so that our computers and multimedia installations and boardrooms equipment don't explode.

In other words we tend to think of electrical contractors largely in terms of what they can do for us and how they can benefit our business or our home. However what we seldom think of is how much electrical contractors can help the environment and it's fair to say that many of us weren't aware that they could save the environment in this way.

However there are lots of ways that electrical contractors can help us to keep our carbon footprint at a minimal and ensure that we don't damage the environment more than is absolutely necessary for our specific business.

First it's important to understand how your company damages the environment in the first place if you are in an office then surely you can't be damaging the planet that much right? Well actually, wrong if you are in an office then chances are you damage it more than many other companies. The reason is that you simply use so much energy that energy comes from somewhere and to be precise that's from factories that burn fossil fuels to get the electricity. When you use your multimedia installations then that means that more fossil fuels are being burned. This is bad because we are running out of fossil fuels and it is bad because these gasses include 'greenhouse' gasses in other words carbon and water vapour which trap heat and thus cause the temperature of the planet to increase and thereby facilitate the death of the coral reefs and the melting of the ice caps. Meanwhile if your staff have to commute a lot then you will find they use a lot of fuel this way.


On a very basic level electrical contractors can limit this damage in two ways. For one by using the best commercial lighting and power installations they can ensure that everything you own is energy efficient and doesn't use more than necessary to power your multimedia installations (and with lighting control you can use less light by having more settings to keep it dimmer and/or to have it automatically turn off and on). Then with video conferencing systems you can avoid travelling all the time for meetings and thereby use a lot less fuel. This way in order to do business with someone across the world you need only travel to your boardroom rather than travelling all the way to China which would also mean energy was used from the plane flight.

These are just a couple of methods that electrical contractors can use to help keep your business green there are many many more. Then you can know you are doing your bit for the environment while at the same time enjoying better reputation as a company that cares about the planet.


There are lots of ways that electrical contractors can help you to go green through video conferencing and other installations. Follow the links to start benefiting from reduced energy and fuel costs and a better, greener reputation.

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