Today more than ever, it is critical to keep operating expenses in check. Operational efficiency has long been the secret of successful companies that are less affected during touch economic times. The businesses that thrive in tough times are those who have reduced their unnecessary operational expenditures – putting more money to the bottom line.
Unnecessary costs can be found your utility bills, which for many until now were just considered “a cost of doing business.” An inefficient building, inefficient equipment, lack of a resource conservation plan are all inidcators that you are overpaying your for energy. A typical building energy audit will point the way to reduce your energy costs by 10% to 40%. For large organizations, this can be very substantial.
A commercial building energy audit is a study of your building’s energy using equipment and your utilization of resources. An energy auditor comes out to your building and interviews facility managers, inspects lighting, air conditioning, heating and ventilation equipment, controls, air compressors, water consuming equipment, and anything else that is uses resources that you pay for. The auditor will develop a list of energy conservation measures (ECMs) that could reduce energy usage and costs in your building. Depending upon the level of building energy audit, the auditor will then quantify how much savings potential there is for each of these measures, and the costs associated with implementing them. Some measures will take decades to pay for themselves, while others will start paying for themselves within months.
When talking about possible energy savings in a facility from energy consulting, it’s impossible to make an accurate estimation without knowing many of the factors at play in the facility. Factors such as facility size, equipment, equipment usage, personnel, lighting, current utility usage, and more can directly affect your energy savings. If your facility has been in operation for many years without having had an energy audit, it’s very possible that we can save you lots of money.
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