5.2 Equipment

When purchasing energy consuming equipment you should consider the potential for lower energy alternatives.

  • Do you have policy for purchasing new and replacement light fittings and bulbs? Project will often buy the cheapest option and then it is replaced in operation.
  • Do you have a policy for purchasing IT equipment?
  • Do you have a policy on purchasing electric motors? Tagging motors for repair or replacement in advance of failure can be very effective.
  • Do you evaluate full life cycle cost (LCC) when purchasing larger items?