Steve, our Head of Data Science here at Loop says “The way many organisations both large and small adjusted to moving their workforce online in response to the global coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated just how adaptable they can be.
“As we emerge from lockdown and begin to get back to a ‘new normal’, it’s vital that we take some of the more positive habits forward with us so we can collectively tackle one of the biggest challenges facing us – climate change.”
Steve also warns that it’s important workers take action to keep their energy consumption low when working from home too, as any emissions saved by cutting down on commuting could be counteracted by higher home usage.
“If workers are considering cutting down on their commute in favour of working from home, it’s vital that the emissions saved by not driving aren’t offset by high home energy use.
“If home working is likely to become a regular occurrence for you in the future, it’s also worth considering whether solar panels could now be a sensible choice. If you’re now at home more during the day, you’ll make more use of your clean home-grown power. You should also consider prioritising a green tariff so the energy you’re using comes from a renewable source.
“Spending more time at home usually equates to higher energy bills, too. However, we’ve seen that even making simple changes can make a big difference to your bills.”
If you’re worried that working from home will also mean higher energy bills, there’s no need to fret. Making some simple changes can help you keep on top of your usage.
Here are our top tips for keeping your energy use in check while working from home: