Now more than ever, it’s imperative for businesses to identify opportunities to save money. According to Energy Star, the average building wastes 30% of the energy it consumes due to inefficiencies. Here are some common upgrades that lead to more energy-efficient buildings.
One of the simplest and most affordable ways to save money and transform your facility into an energy-efficient building is by switching to Light-Emitting Diode, or LED lights. LED lights are one of the most energy-efficiency lighting options available today.
They use 75% less energy and last up to 25 times longer. Commercial buildings typically have an abundance of lighting, so a more energy-efficient switch could mean big savings to your bottom line.
ECM Motors for Commercial HVAC Systems
The HVAC fan on a commercial building has a tough job to do. From supermarkets to commercial office space, they are tasked with keeping thousands of square feet climate-controlled and comfortable. They tend to expend a lot of energy too.
Electrically commutated motors, or ECM fan motors, are designed to run on alternating current AC power supply and can save you up to 67% on HVAC energy costs compared to older fan motors. They also have a longer life span and are even quieter than many standard fan motors.
Remote Monitoring Systems
Facility Managers have their hands full making spot checks and tracking energy usage. It becomes even more time consuming when that has to be done manually. Invest in a remote monitoring solution like ObservantIQ, which helps to track, strategize and respond to your facility maintenance objective in real-time. This not only will save you on overhead, but it will allow your organization to be knowledgeable and proactive about your needs leading to better organizational decision making.
Remote monitoring solutions can be a shortcut to rapidly improving energy and operation efficiency. It is just one of many potential upgrades that lead to more energy-efficient buildings.
Micro Channel Condenser Coils
If you are a restaurant or supermarket, odds are you have a walk-in cooler of some kind. New upgrades in condenser coil technology has led to great energy savings for commercial facilities. Based on technology from the automotive industry, microchannel coils are built from parallel flow aluminum tubes that are mechanically connected to aluminum fins.
This new design allows for a smaller coil, which reduces the amount of refrigerant needed to run. They’re also much easier to clean than the older, clunky coil designs. Microchannel condenser coils are said to save up to 40% on refrigerants and are also 40% more efficient than standard coils.
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For nearly 20 years, Central Florida Store Services has been providing facility maintenance, HVAC, refrigeration and general contracting services for the Florida market. They have delivered over 16,000 service calls to this day and have developed a strong reputation for service quality and customer service. Its business model is designed to be a one-stop-shop for all facility needs, creating more time and maximum value to its clients.