With funding from the Australian Government, a free book and website shows small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) how to cut their energy bills by 10-60%.
Written in plain English, Energy Cut: The 20 Step Guide to Cutting Energy Bills in Your Business, has been created to provide practical advice and money saving energy efficiency information to business owners in Australia. The contents of the book have also been turned into a website at EnergyCut.com.au
After staff costs, energy is one of the main expenses for SMEs. But it’s a cost that can be reduced. When a business reduces its use of electricity, gas and fuel, it cuts down its energy bills. It’s a guaranteed way to improve the profitability and resilience of a business.
The 456 page book written by energy efficiency expert Jon Dee, shows businesses how to cut the running costs of their lighting, air-conditioning, equipment and transportation. The book also contains over 100 real world case studies that show how Australian businesses have reduced their energy bills using the methods promoted by the book.
Over 90,000 copies of Dee’s previous book Sustainable Growth were distributed to businesses around Australia during his 2010-12 business sustainability roadshow. However, many businesses still don’t know the basics when it comes to reducing energy use.
John Dee says that one of the reasons for the lack of uptake in energy efficiency is that it has often been thought of as an environmental issue. He says not enough attention has been given to showing how energy efficiency can save money and improve the financial bottom line.
“Back in 2010, I used to talk to business owners about the carbon reduction benefits of energy efficiency. However, I quickly found that many business owners were confused about carbon science and didn’t see how it would benefit their business.”
“That’s why the Energy Cut book doesn’t mention the environment, carbon or climate change. All 456 pages of the book focus exclusively on the money saving benefits of energy efficiency and the way in which it can make a business more resilient and profitable.”