With rising utility cost and Climate change the best thing to do is to think of the future and go GREEN. Going Green doesn’t just mean saving money but leaving this planet a better place. At the bottom of this page is a list of steps you can take today to help you save.

 

 

 

 

       Here’s some of the energy saving options we offer.
 

 

 

 

  • Integration, An integrated building management system can be implemented in virtually any building, regardless of size or age. Automate everything from lighting to security and everything in-between.

 

 

 

  • Roof Coating that is energy saving and will make your roof leak proof, also will save 50% to 70% from doing a complete re-roof.


 

  • Air sealing to keep building climate stable and pest out.
     

 

  • Insulation to lower heating and cooling costs and help keep occupants comfortable.

  • Ventilation to remove heat and achieve thermal comfort.
     

  • Heating and cooling of equipment, this will increase machinery life and keep work area at a comfortable working temperature.
     

  • LED (light-emitting diode) to save 15% to 30% on electrical utility cost.
     

  • Lighting design by using natural lighting and strategic light placement get the most out of every watt of power.
     

  • Variable frequency drives, Rather than running an electric motor constantly at full speed, a VFD increases or decreases the motor's speed and voltage to match the demand, thereby reducing energy consumption, equipment wear and tear, and operating costs.
     

  • Electronically commutated, Replace HVAC motors with An EC motor, electronic controls can be programmed to automatically vary the motor speed and amount of air it pushes based on the HVAC system's heating/cooling load that saves money on utility cost.
     

  • Water efficiency upgrades to save on water and money on utility cost.
     

  • Circadian lighting systems that mimic natural daylight and increase productivity.
     

  • Skylights, add more natural light into your building, by installing Sun Tunnels and skylights
     

  • Window coating, Instead of replacing windows, save money by installing a window coating to block heat out and keep you building cool. Also we have coating that will make your windows burglary proof to keep the natural look of a building without using security bars.
     

  • Smart security, We offer everything from motion activated lighting, Access control, security cameras with facial recognition, auto-tracking, doorbell cameras and gate, door locks that can be controlled from your phone or a desk top controller.
     

 

 

When properly balanced, air sealing, insulation and ventilation work together to create a comfortable, healthy building environment.
 

 

                                                    Operations and maintenance
 

  • Conduct a nighttime audit to find out what’s on afterhours that shouldn’t be.

 

  • Improve operations and maintenance practices by regularly checking and maintaining equipment to ensure its functioning efficiently.

 

  • Optimize start-up time, power-down time, and equipment sequencing.

 

  • Revise janitorial practices to reduce the hours that lights are turned on each day.

 

  • Perform monthly maintenance of heating and cooling equipment to guarantee efficient operation throughout the year.

 

  • Review and emphasize the financial and environmental results of a preventative maintenance program for major systems and components.

 

  • Set goals and a methodology to track and reward improvements.

 

  • Visually inspect insulation on all piping, ducting and equipment for damage (tears, compression, stains, etc.).


Lighting
 

  • Turn off lights when not in use or when natural daylight is sufficient. This can reduce lighting expenses by 10 to 40 percent.

 

  • Maximize day lighting. After all, sunlight is free! Open or close blinds to make the best use of natural daylight and take advantage of skylights or other natural daylight sources to reduce lighting during daytime hours.

 

  • Use task lighting where feasible.

 

  • Implement a regular lighting maintenance program.

 

  • Remove unnecessary lamps (de-lamp) in over lit areas. Check your light levels against standards from the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) to see if you have areas that are over- or under-lit.


Office equipment
 

  • Enable the power management function on office computers, which automatically puts monitors to sleep when not in use. To enable this function, visit www.energystar.gov/powermanagement.

 

  • Activate sleep settings on all printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, and multifunction devises so that they automatically enter a low-powered sleep mode when inactive. Use the owner's manual to make the setting changes yourself, or ask your service vendor to ensure your machines are configured to take full advantage of these features.

 

  • Consolidate stand-alone office equipment to achieve a ratio of one device (typically a networked multifunction device) per 10 or more users. Typical cost savings can reach 30 to 40 percent for electricity, hardware, consumables (paper, ink, and toner), and maintenance.

 


  • Plug electronics into a "smart" power strip that let you designate which electronics should always be on, and which ones do not need power when they're not in use.


Heating and cooling
 

  • Set back the thermostat in the evenings and other times when the building isn’t occupied.

 

  • Regularly change or clean HVAC filters every month during peak cooling or heating season. Dirty filters cost more to use, overwork the equipment, and result in lower indoor air quality.

 

  • Adjust thermostats for seasonal changes.

 

  • Use shades and blinds to control direct sun through windows in both summer and winter to prevent or encourage heat gain.

 

  • Control direct sun through windows depending on the season and local climate. During cooling season, block direct heat gain from the sun shining through glass on the east and especially west sides of the facility. Depending on your facility, options such as "solar screens," "solar films," awnings, and vegetation can help. Over time, trees can attractively shade the facility, and help clean the air. Interior curtains or drapes can help, but it's best to prevent the summer heat from getting past the glass and inside. During heating season, with the sun low in the south, unobstructed southern windows can contribute solar heat gain during the day.

 

  • Calibrate thermostats to ensure that their ambient temperature readings are correct.

 

  • Make sure that areas in front of vents are clear of furniture and paper. As much as 25 percent more energy is required to distribute air if your vents are blocked.

 

  • Shorten the preventive maintenance intervals for replacing air handler filters. These keep air clean and prevent equipment from working harder to force air through dirty filters.

 

  • Clean the evaporator and condenser coils on heat pumps, air-conditioners, or chillers. Dirty coils inhibit heat transfer; keeping coils clean saves energy.

 

  • Repair leaks and adjust pressure in compressed air systems.

 

  • Repair steam trap leaks; replace malfunctioning steam traps.

 

  • Repair damaged insulation and replace missing insulation with thicknesses calculated for the operating and ambient conditions of the mechanical system.

 

  • Keep exterior doors closed while running your HVAC. It sounds simple, but it will help avoid wasteful loss of heated or cooled air!


Communication and education
 

  • Educate employees and building occupants about how their behaviors affect energy use. ENERGY STAR has plenty of materials to help in the communications toolkit.

 

  • Ensure that team members from every department are trained in the importance of energy management and basic energy-saving practices. Hold staff meetings on energy use, costs, objectives, and employee responsibilities.

 

  • Educate staff about how their behaviors affect energy use. Some teams have created energy patrols to monitor and inform others when energy is wasted.

 

  • Develop an energy team and assign responsibilities to pursue energy efficiency in all departments.

 

  • Reward energy-efficient behaviors and habits to engage employees in helping your organization save energy. For example, you might host a competition and throw an ice cream social for the building or office that achieves the greatest improvement in energy performance.



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