Garden Centers Become Greener in Using Energy
There was a time when the business of selling plants simply consisted of plants and gardening tools, usually being sold from open spaces and sheds. Now, however, garden centers have grown into much bigger concerns, selling not only plants and gardening tools, but an entire range of things which will enhance one’s garden and home. Many have DIY sections, as well as areas dealing with pets. Most also have coffee shops or restaurants, and play areas for children. Buying plants has become an outing for the family.
With this development of the garden centers, they have had to completely change their structures. No longer are the buildings simple sheds. Now they need to provide a comfortable and pleasant shopping experience for customers. At the same time, being in the business of greening the community, they also are aware of the necessity of greening the environment. This means that most garden centers look to having at least 10% of their energy use coming from renewable sources. These include solar power, and wind turbines for the energy needs of the actual premises. The buildings themselves are being built with an eye to energy conservation, e.g. insulation, double glazed windows, time clocks and thermostats for the most efficient use of heating and lighting only when needed, etc.
But apart from the benefit of greening the environment – a business is a business, and it needs to be economically viable. For this, overheads need to be contained or the business will not remain profitable. One of the biggest single items in any business’s budget is energy – electricity and gas. And this is one which can dramatically be reduced by taking a few measures. The first step to take is to contact an energy broker like PCM Switch. With PCM Switch you will have a cost analysis done of the energy consumption in the business. Then they will work out the best package for you and your company’s electricity or gas needs using the different suppliers in the UK, e.g. British Gas, Npower, Corona Energy, Eon Business Energy, Haven Power, Shell Gas, Total Gas and Power, etc. PCM Switch’s service to you is completely free of charge. Their payment comes from the suppliers. As a broker, they will give you completely impartial advice. They will also advise you on energy saving measures that you can put into place within your business. By using them you can save up to 70% on your expenditure on electricity or gas used by your garden center.
Why wait? Contact PCM Switch now to receive the best possible advice regarding your garden center’s energy needs and expenses – for free.
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