Go Green: Cost-Saving Tips for Commercial Building Projects

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Cost-Saving Tips for Commercial Building Projects

Being environmentally responsible is important with today’s growing green initiative. But more importantly, companies are beginning to weigh the lifetime costs of energy efficient improvements to their buildings. Heating, cooling, and lighting, alone, make up 54 - 71% of all commercial energy consumption. Not to mention, the 19% effect it has on operating costs. It is so important to take into consideration the bottom line. Learn More Cost-Saving Solutions for a Better Return On Your Investment.

1. How will my lifetime costs differ from keeping an old infrastructure over installing a new one?

2. What will be the return on my investment If I install a new HVAC system?

3. Is it worth the cost in the long run?

4. How much money and energy can I save monthly? Yearly? Over a lifetime?

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We understand the importance in knowing the return on your investment. Here is a Step by Step Guide to help you start saving money and energy today!

Step One: Pinpoint Major Issues in Your Building’s Infrastructure:

Step (1a.) Run an energy audit for your company.

The cost of an energy audit is dependent on these factors:

  • Level of Energy Audit
  • Size of the Facility
  • Type of Business
  • Scope of Assessment

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How To Qualify for a Free In Home Energy Audit

Step (1b.) Assess the problem area(s) evaluated from the audit.

Step Two: Figure Out Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption

Here are just a few ways to reduce energy consumption:

save on heating and coolingRegularly changing your HVAC air filters


save lighting energyRetrofitting your current light fixtures to LED light fixtures. Learn More with our Retrofit Guide.


save waterRepairing leaking pipes, fixtures, and seals.


reduce waste Use compostable paper towels or install energy-efficient hand dryers.


Learn More Tips to Reduce Energy Consumption