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

Heating and Cooling
  1. Repair and replace any damaged or missing insulation in your HVAC system
  2. Regularly change HVAC filters
  3. Don’t block HVAC vents with papers or furniture
  4. Adjust thermostats for seasonal changes
  5. Control direct sun light with blinds and shades
  6. Clean the evaporator and condenser coils on heat pumps, air conditioners, or chillers 
LED Lighting
  1. Assess overly lit areas, and remove unnecessary lamps
  2. Turn off the lights when they are not in use
  3. Maximize daylight, It’s free!
  4. Take advantage of sky Lights
  5. Switch to LED light fixtures
Reduce Water
  1. Repair leaking pipes, fixtures, and seals
  2. Install water-efficient faucets, showerheads, toilets, and urinals with sensors
  3. Use tankless water heaters to reduce storage wastes/costs
  4. Purchase Energy Star commercial kitchen appliances
  5. Divert gray water for landscape irrigation
  6. Use drought-tolerant plants native to your climate
Reduce Waste
  1. Print double-sided to save paper
  2. Donate unused perishables and prepared foods
  3. Get rid of plastic cups, and encourage employees to bring their own mugs
  4. Use refurbished furnishings and chairs
  5. Use compostable paper towels, or install energy efficient hand dryers

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Increase the efficiency of your facility and save on utility expenses with a few energy conserving tips! You can also find long term solutions to help increase your energy conservation.

Eco-friendly practices can help save on energy consumption in commercial buildings. You can also reduce energy consumption by switching current light fixtures to LED, regularly changing HVAC filters, and much more.

Shakir Williams
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