Commercial facilities can be difficult to manage, particularly when it comes to finding ways to save money and, in this case, energy. If you want to improve energy efficiency, that’s certainly a goal worth pursuing. Many commercial offices need lights on for ten or more hours a day, and since they use so much lighting, they may want to improve energy efficiency. Thankfully, we have all the tips you need to improve energy efficiency in your commercial office space.
Upgrade Your Lighting
In many commercial office buildings, you see plenty of fluorescent lighting, which offers a nice clean light that’s great for productivity. However, while they’re fairly energy efficient, there may be some problems like color fading or the light becoming harsher. LED lighting is the most efficient upgrade you can make and will solve plenty of other problems as well, including longevity.
Add Controls for Lighting
If your office building or any office buildings you’ve ever seen still had the lights on at night, that’s likely because the building doesn’t have any lighting controls installed. They can be a great way to optimize your lighting retrofit and can help you save between 5-40% more on your energy bills! They can help keep lights off when not in use, including in offices for people who may come and go, bathrooms, and conference rooms.
Invest in Your HVAC System
HVAC systems are an important part of any building these days. Regular maintenance is vital if you want to have an HVAC system that performs. Ensure that your HVAC system is up to date, as that’s critical in keeping your energy use low. You also want to keep an eye on usage in general. If your bill jumps up one month over all the others, try to figure out why and see if it’s worth addressing.
An entire upgrade to an HVAC system can be expensive, so you may want to consider doing it piece by piece. Plus, this could save you money as you might not need to replace everything, and swapping a few key components out could be enough to do the trick.
Create Automated Systems
IoT, or the Internet of Things, has completely revolutionized building automation. This means you can automate everything from wireless lighting controls to sensors that control your thermostat. Finding smart ways to improve energy efficiency in your commercial office can help keep your overall costs down.
IMPROVE THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF YOUR BUSINESS WITH HELP FROM CMI LIGHTING
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