BT has launched a free online energy saving tool to help households and businesses find ways of reducing their carbon footprint.
The interactive tool has been developed by the firm’s Better Future programme and enables people to work through a series of scenarios to highlight various ways they can save energy and potentially money too.
Users are are asked to meet the challenge and spot the opportunities where they can reduce energy waste at work, at home and while on the move.
Then an eco bank of savings are accrued and at the end participants can see just how many carbon savings can be made in one year through simple and achievable changes.
These changes include everything from switching off your monitor at the end of the day and turning off lights when you leave the room, to leaving your car at home one day a week or using public transport occasionally.
Richard Tarboton, BT’s energy and environment unit director, said: “At a time when we are all looking at ways we can reduce our energy consumption, this handy online tool offers a quick and easy way to show how simple changes can really make a difference.
“It was used by BT employees last year to raise awareness of the easiest ways to save energy both at home and at work. The tool proved incredibly popular and we are really excited to be able to share it with everyone.”