Retailer to embark on behaviour change plan to save energy

One of the UK’s largest, most iconic retailers has recently launched a new behaviour change campaign to help it cut energy use by 50% across UK operations by 2020, a news report into the matter can reveal.

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has launched the Making Energy Matter campaign that will communicate tips and targets to employees in a “multitude of different formats: from presentations to posters, displays to desk-drops, web banners to booklets, emails to in-house magazines.”

M&S energy programme coordinator Kate Neale believes that that M&S employees are vitally important if the company is to reach the ‘ambitious targets’ laid out in its last Plan A report – a 50% cut in energy and 35% cut in water use by 2020.

“We believe that the more information we give people, about the impact and effect of wasted energy and water, the more likely they are to do something about preventing it. In short, knowledge is the key to unlocking people power,” she said.

HeatingSave Building Energy Management System helps support behavioural change efforts to save energy

Behavioural change is always a difficult target to attain, but this is specifically where the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System could help.

HeatingSave has a number of features to prevent employees from adjusting the heating controls and leaving them in setting that can waste fuel. The keypad and display on the front of the controller has two levels of password protection.

These passwords can be changed by authorized personnel locally or centrally using the PC software. The password programming meets the requirements laid down by the Carbon Trust, and the PC software is user ID and password protected too.

Naturally, employees do have the right to set the ambient temperature at a value that best suites their needs, and HeatingSave manages this situation by firstly getting the temperature right so people don’t feel too hot or cold. If employees do feel too cold, they can hit a button to increase the room temperature. The heating will be turned up for a while BUT will then automatically turn back – keeping the employee at the right comfort temperature – and saving the employer on their fuel bill.

If you’d like to find out more about the savings enabled by the HeatingSave Building Energy Management System, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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