When people think about making buildings more energy-efficient, they are typically thinking about residential buildings. However, many of the same ways that people upgrade their home’s energy efficiency can be used to improve commercial buildings as well. Here are five ways you can make your commercial building more energy efficient.
Conduct An Audit
Getting an energy audit done on your commercial building will provide you with vital information that you can use to improve your energy efficiency. Energy audits allow you to see your energy outputs and any weaknesses there are in your building. For example, you may paying a lot of money to heat your building and have an energy audit reveal that your building is doing a poor job of conserving heat. Having this information will identify the areas you need to make change in and can help save you money.
Program Your Lighting
Just about everyone has heard the advice of turning off lights when they aren’t being used in their homes and commercial buildings are no different. When utilities aren’t in use, it is imperative to turn them off. Thankfully, this process can be automated at times. There are motion-activated lights that only come on when you enter a room that take out the extra step of having to turn the lights off when you leave a room. Similarly, automated heating and cooling can help save you energy and money.
Educate Your Employees
Striving to have a more energy-efficient office building is a team effort and requires everyone who is working there to be aware of what to do. It is important to let them know which actions they can take to conserve energy and why it is important to do so. If everyone is on the same page, it should be easier to conserve energy.
It’s important to not only have the systems in place for energy-efficiency but to maintain them as well. Your lighting systems need to be kept in good repair to ensure they are running well. The same can be said for your HVAC system. It’s important to have these things maintained by professionals to keep your building in good repair for years to come.
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