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10 Tips for Better Energy Management

Energy management and reducing energy is a goal for any business, especially when utility rates continue to climb. So here are ten tips for better energy management to help your business cut its energy use.

  • Engage objective experts: working with objective experts often yields the best results because they have no immediate stake in the results.
  • Set goals: a must in any business plan
  • Benchmark: use external benchmarking resources from EPA Energy Star to identify opportunities and best practices that are shared globally.
  • Invest in energy efficiency: when considering an efficiency project such as lighting retrofits, it’s important to prioritize them based on return on investment and successful implementation.
  • Monitor: monitoring energy and lighting use is an efficient way to reduce energy use
  • Measure performance
  • Involve and reward employees
  • Communicate
  • Share best practices throughout your organization: reducing consumption is a global team effort and requires collaboration from all levels. If one part of your business is efficient, it’s easy to expand to the rest of your organization.
  • Be transparent: let your customers know about your efficiency projects because many consumers consider a company’s practices before making a buying decision.

Source: GreenBiz.com

Energy Savings with Window Film

Window tinting is an effective building envelope solution, and can help reduce solar heat gain and utility costs.

Energy efficiency is a cost saving investment that most businesses are tuning into. And according to a new report by the International Window Film Association (IWFA), installing window films on homes and businesses is the way to go, especially if it’s an older building.

The study was commissioned by the IWFA and conducted by ConSol and compared installing window film to several traditional energy saving techniques. Researchers found that installing window film on new homes and businesses did not perform as well as other equipment, such as efficient lighting.

However, when it comes to older buildings, “the savings per cost of adding film to windows outperformed all other energy saving measures.” Retrofitting older buildings to become energy efficient is an investment, and window film usually has a return on investment of less than two years.

Window tinting is an effective building envelope solution, and can help reduce solar heat gain, and reduces air conditioning costs and lighting bills, all while letting in natural light without harsh UV exposure.

Source: Energy Boom

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