There are many benefits to lowering your energy consumption in your commercial building. Two of the most significant being that is will reduce your utility costs and will have less of an impact on the environment. If your aim is to slash your costs, here are a few energy management best practices for your commercial building.
Monitor Your HVAC Systems
When was the last time you had your HVAC system inspected? If you are not already doing so, you should have routine maintenance checks on your HVAC system. In many buildings, the HVAC system is responsible for being the highest expense. Some things you can also do to help lower your energy consumption include changing HVAC filters on a routine basis, check that the building always has enough insulation, adjust the temperature as needed (with the seasons), and ensure vents are not blocked.
Upgrade Your Lighting Systems
Many commercial building owners are hesitant to upgrade their lighting systems because they see it as an unnecessary and costly expense. However, it is important to keep in mind that they usually pay for themselves in the long run. If you are operating on an old lighting system, you probably can save money by making the switch to a new system.
Understand Your Energy Consumption
It is hard to lower your energy consumption if you can’t pinpoint the problem. This is why it is a good idea to have an energy audit. A professional will come through your building and give you a full picture of the way you use energy. In addition to highlighting areas where you are wasting energy, it will also suggest upgrades to help your building become more energy efficient. A common example of such is to make the switch to LED lighting throughout your building.
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