Commercial, industrial businesses warehouses and office buildings can also move to more energy-efficient lighting. Why? Because that saves utility costs. It also yields brighter lighting and is kinder to the environment! Therefore, that’s the first of all reaction when thinking on this topic.
Industrial businesses always look for ways to improve their bottom-line and become more efficient. At the same time, many of these companies also are looking for ways to improve their environmental impact and become greener. Fortunately, there’s a way for industrial businesses to carry out both of those goals, and it doesn’t have to involve a lot of extra work or investment.
Although some companies have made significant investments in green technology. As a result they are including windmills and solar panels. However those aren’t necessary for a business to improve its environmental footprint. All while also improving its bottom-line.
That’s because just about every commercial building in the country has many opportunities to resolve energy waste issues. Commercial buildings consume nearly 20 percent of all the energy in the United States. Yet a good part of that energy ends up being wasted in one way or another. Not only does this wasted energy mean consuming precious natural resources. As well as the unnecessary introduction of more pollution into the environment. However it also represents a significant cost to businesses. No matter how you look at it, wasted energy in commercial buildings is an issue about which all industrial businesses are listening..
While the problem is serious, it can be easier to solve than you might expect. Even something as relatively small and simple as installing motion detectors. All to keep lights turned off when no one is in the room. It can make an impact on a business’s energy consumption. However, we have noticed a complete switch in using ENERGY STAR-rated equipment in the place of older, less-efficient models is a great way. It’s also another way businesses can improve their energy consumption. As well as spend less on their energy bills. Other changes a business can make to its facilities include ensuring that its HVAC systems are properly insulated and maintained. Therefore as this helps those systems remain efficient and effective. Adding programmable thermostats can also help businesses. It can help manage the temperature inside their buildings more efficiently. Also by giving the HVAC system a rest when no one is there to need it.
Making commercial buildings more energy-efficient is more than just green. Therefore it’s good business. That’s becusse it’s making your building more energy-efficient. It therefore reduces your business’s environmental impact. As well as it improves your bottom-line. So the following checklist provides you with some ideas for improving your building’s energy efficiency. Therefore, review it and find out what you can do.
Author bio: Steve Fountaine is Owner of Premiere Works, which serves the Washington, D.C., southern Maryland and northern Virginia areas. Services include commercial painting, construction, contracting, build-outs, office renovations and more.
This Energy Saving Commercial Checklist created by Premiere Works