Energy consumption has been growing exponentially over the years. Commercial buildings consist of various sectors like public utility buildings, hospitals, schools, malls, retail, restaurants and office space. Among these, office and retail occupy the major percentage. Here are the most effective strategies to save energy in a commercial building.
1. HVAC Maintenance
It’s important to determine when the last inspection was performed on your HVAC system. If the answer is more than 12 months ago, the last time it broke or never, your unit is due for a professional inspection. HVAC maintenance is the easiest way save energy in a commercial building. Regular visits from an HVAC professional make your system more efficient and help prevent costly repairs.
2. Use Smart Building Technology
Smart building controls eliminate the human forgetfulness factor of failing to turn off or down lighting and HVAC settings. A programmable thermostat can adjust the facility to a set temperature during business hours, and a different temperature when everyone has left for the day. You can also install Motion Sensitive Light Switches, utilizing these switches is another energy-saving option that requires very little work. These switches can be swapped out directly with the existing switches and will ensure that the lights are only on when your commercial space is occupied.
3. Use High-EfficiencyLlight-Emitting Diode (LED) Lights
Energy efficiency and cost savings are not the only benefits of LED lights, there are many others. LED’s also have a longer lifespan of about 60,000 hours as compared to incandescent bulbs that last only up to 1,500 hours. Environment-friendly and multiple usage are some of the other notable merits of LED lights.
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