Improving Energy Efficiency Makes ‘Cents’
Heating, cooling and powering buildings is big business for small businesses. Improving energy efficiency can improve the bottom line.
According to Energy Star, small businesses spend more than $60 billion a year on energy. By becoming more energy efficient, small businesses can cut their utility costs 10 to 30 percent, while helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improving their own bottom line.
A comprehensive survey, audit, and analysis can best optimize energy usage. Strategically investing can cut a business’ energy costs without sacrificing comfort, quality or style.
Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency
- Regularly change or clean HVAC filters.
- Install a programmable thermostat.
- When not in use, turn off lights and equipment.
- Track and measure energy performance.
- Using shades or blinds, control the direct sunlight coming through windows. In the summer, close the blinds to prevent excess heat. In the winter, let the sun flow in to encourage heat gain.
- Install light sensors so lights are only on when a room or space is occupied.
- Replace incandescent light blubs with high-efficiency blubs.
International Energy Conservation Consultants works to ensure energy efficiency at work and in the home. For more information, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!