Top Projects to Consider for Improving Energy Efficiency
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Update time : 2017-07-08 16:12:00
Motivated to make a change? There are many ways in which you can pursue energy-efficiency goals, from simple to sophisticated.
These are some of the most readily available ways you can add value through efficiency:
Simple Power Management:
Let’s start with the basics: electronic equipment. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, idle electronics make up for large
portions of wasted energy across the United States—equal to the annual output of 12 power plants. You can chip away at that figure by ensuring
your facility is using power managing energy strips. If your facility houses a large computer infrastructure, work with the IT department to ensure
power settings are optimized.
According to a recent study published by Consulting Specifying Engineer magazine, integrated systems—those combining the controls of multiple
large systems—have made huge strides recently. Where once it was thought overly complex, recent breakthroughs in control technology have made
this a more attainable and cost-effective strategy to better manage energy use in large facilities. Further, overall intelligent building design is growing
in prominence. It takes strategy and coordination to successfully implement, so be sure to seek an expert partner to help make this goal a reality.
Evaluate Your Lighting:
Replacing old, inefficient lighting across your facility is one of the most reliable ways to effect instant change. Aesthetic benefits now frequently
dovetail with potential energy savings and ROI. Not to mention, a lighting redesign will make your facility look better and help provide a more
pleasing environment for employees, customers and visitors.
Harness the Outdoors:
It may sound too simple, but your landscaping can have a major impact on your energy costs. Just as humans tend to seek shade on a hot day, your
facility can benefit from natural shade. Researchshows that strategically placed trees can be an effective means of combating “heat islands” in urban
areas and can have a beneficial impact on cooling costs for large facilities via shading.
Interested in saving energy costs for your business? Contact Current, powered by Westdeer to find a solution that works best for you.