Almost three quarters of public sector workers think that the organisation they work for is wasting energy, according to research from nPower.
In a YouGov poll for nPower, 74 per cent of public sector employees questioned said they believed energy is being wasted in their workplace, a higher response than any other sector in the survey.
Steve Fitzsimons, business energy manager, nPower, said, “The high response could be as much about staff awareness of the need to reduce wastage as actual poor performance. With a number of important targets to meet in terms of efficiency measures and CO2 reductions, and with the introduction of the Carbon Reduction Commitment for many departments, it’s particularly important for the public sector to commit to a programme of on-going efficiency improvements.”
The research also pointed to the role of employees, with 29 per cent saying that getting staff to take action was one of the barriers to making energy savings. Nineteen per cent said they were not sure where to take measures to stop wastage, while 17 per cent reported that time constraints were a barrier to improving energy efficiency.