Businesses today are working towards being more energy efficient, as lowering energy usage is not only good for the environment, but it also helps companies save money. By focusing on small investments for your building, you can save on energy costs while lowering your environmental impact. Here are a few ways you can minimize the energy consumption of your building.
Have An Office Energy Czar
If you have an office administrator in your building, appoint them as an office “energy czar” to focus on energy efficiency within the company. Since office administrators or managers already know all about your company’s daily operations, they are a great candidate for the job. Their responsibilities may include correcting efficiency problems that are costing you money, as well as identifying areas for improvement with eco-friendly alternatives.
Upgrade With New Technology
A great place for your energy czar to start is by completing a full audit of the building’s electronics and equipment. Upgrading your office with energy-efficient appliances and electronics may seem unnecessary at first, but you will see significant savings on energy costs within the first year. The old electronics in your office are likely draining more energy than you realize, as they are consuming energy even when not in use. By upgrading to energy-efficient equipment, you will see a change in energy costs very quickly.
Integrating solar power into your energy use is a great option for businesses of all sizes, and can result in drastic energy savings. Solar panels are more affordable than you may think, as well as tax-deductible, and can generate up to 100 percent of your building’s electricity. Business owners are still hesitant to make the switch to solar energy, but it’s important to know that solar panels are best for saving energy and money. In fact, CEOs can expect to cut energy costs nearly in half without releasing any environmentally destructive emissions.
Do you perform regular HVAC maintenance? If not, you should start today, as regularly maintained HVAC systems can provide savings up to 40 percent. Your system drains energy and money when it is not running efficiently. At Critical Systems, we know that the right maintenance program can pay for itself in terms of energy savings and extended equipment life. Our HVAC experts can handle all your AC repair needs, both during business hours and after hours. Contact us today to schedule your routine or emergency repair services.
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