Go Green: What Are Some Ways to Reduce Energy Consumption in a Commercial Building?

By shakir_williams

energy reduction in commercial buildings


  • Repair and replace any damaged or missing insulation in your HVAC system
  • Regularly change HVAC filters
  • Don’t block HVAC vents with papers or furniture
  • Adjust thermostats for seasonal changes
  • Control direct sun light with blinds and shades
  • Clean the evaporator and condenser coils on heat pumps, air conditioners, or chillers 

lighting tips

  • Assess overly lit areas, and remove unnecessary lamps
  • Turn off the lights when they are not in use
  • Maximize daylight, It’s free!
  • Take advantage of sky Lights
  • Switch to LED light fixtures

water reduction

  • Repair leaking pipes, fixtures, and seals
  • Install water-efficient faucets, showerheads, toilets, and urinals with sensors
  • Use tankless water heaters to reduce storage wastes/costs
  • Purchase Energy Star commercial kitchen appliances
  • Divert gray water for landscape irrigation
  • Use drought-tolerant plants native to your climate

waste reduction

  • Print double-sided to save paper
  • Donate unused perishables and prepared foods
  • Get rid of plastic cups, and encourage employees to bring their own mugs
  • Use refurbished furnishings and chairs
  • Use compostable paper towels, or install energy efficient hand dryers

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