With the energy crisis due to plague football clubs through to 2024 (and potentially even beyond), it’s definitely worth making your football club as energy efficient as possible. This way, you can avoid using more energy than necessary, and it could help you avoid further price hikes in your energy bills.
With the price of business energy bills going up, you need to make sure your football club uses as little energy as possible. However, you still need a football stadium to be safe and well-lit. The key to getting this balance right is renewable energy.
Many premiership teams have installed solar panels, wind turbines, and other renewable energy solutions on their football grounds. While switching entirely to renewable energy may not be affordable or possible, you need to consider renewable energy options.
While renewable energy generators are costly at first, this upfront cost will be offset by the amount of money you save.
When it’s dark, you need plenty of lighting to keep your stadium safe. If you’re still using conventional lighting, it’s time to switch to LED. LED lights can save you around 30% in energy compared to conventional bulbs.
If it’s possible, look for ways to increase the amount of natural light in your stadium. Natural light is, of course, the most energy-efficient lighting available.
Furthermore, you could invest in motion-activated lighting in rooms that don’t require lights to be switched on at all times. This way, you can keep your stadium safely lit without having the lights switched on at all times.
Consider earlier kick-off times
An initiative that some football clubs have taken to combat the cost of living crisis is to have earlier kick-off times. Of course, football games normally start at 3.00 pm. However, by the time 5.00 pm comes around, it may be too dark to play safely. This is why floodlights are put in place.
However, floodlights are one of the leading causes of high energy consumption in football clubs. For this reason, many teams have arranged earlier kick-offs to take advantage of as much daylight as possible.
While rearranging the schedule may be inconvenient, it’s definitely worth considering this approach.