As a business owner, you know that every investment you make into your business should help grow and support your marketing, branding, customers, and clients. It’s also necessary to pay for those expenses that keep your business in operation, including your energy. The Energy Star program reported that small businesses can cut utility costs by 10 to 13 percent using various energy-saving efforts. It results in a cleaner environment for your employees and customers. To get started, follow some of these energy saving tips for your business.
To get started with your energy saving efforts, you should do a complete audit of the current energy output of your business. Use a tool like Energy Star’s portfolio manager to assess the details of your commercial space. It will give you insight into where you should start your energy-saving efforts.
Consider the way you use light in your commercial space. Is your currently lighting design efficient or do you find yourself illuminating empty rooms throughout the day? Are you making enough use of natural light? Hallways and rooms that aren’t being occupied don’t need lighting all day. Furthermore, the type of lighting you use will also give you an opportunity save in your energy expenses. For example, only 5 percent of the electricity that incandescent bulbs use goes toward providing light. More energy efficient options can last much longer than traditional options and provide up to four times the efficiency.
Heating and Cooling
Heating and cooling systems are usually the biggest energy users in a commercial space. Tips for these systems start simple — changing air filters at least once every quarter helps the system operate more efficiently. Also, using a programmable thermostat and ceiling fans that circulate air will help keep costs down throughout the year.
Now that you’ve made all the possible adjustments to your current systems consider upgrading some of your facilities with major investments. For example, installing solar panels will result in major energy savings. You could also completely overhaul the HVAC system with more energy efficient equipment.
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