Go Green for Facility Energy Savings

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Sep 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We often tout the benefits of going green at your facility here on the Insights blog. However, in this piece we’d like to underline the biggest benefit it can offer your organization: A positive impact on your bottom line.

Here are some ways you can go green and the facility energy savings you can enjoy!

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Topics: Energy, Sustainability

4 Reasons Why Commercial HVAC Maintenance is Important

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Jun 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s likely that your facility’s HVAC system is one of the most extensive—and quite possibly most expensive—pieces of equipment you’re responsible for.

HVAC systems are unique in that they are used incredibly frequently and often span an entire facility, which is why commercial HVAC maintenance is crucial to keep facilities up and running.

Here are four reasons why staying on top of HVAC maintenance should be one of your top priorities.

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Topics: Energy, Facility Management

3 Tools to Help You Reduce Facility Energy Costs

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Jan 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Rising energy costs are becoming more and more of a concern for many executives, with energy making up 30 percent of operating costs for the average company.

This means it’s a great time to initiate an energy efficiency program at your facility. Such a program can help you gain control of your facility’s energy use and result in sizeable energy savings.

But before we jump into how you can reduce facility energy costs, let’s first take a look at how much energy is really costing you.

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Topics: Energy

Plug Load Control: 10 Steps to Saving Energy

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Jan 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

It’s time your facility gets a grip on its plug load management.

According to the Department of Energy, overall energy consumption by commercial buildings will increase 24% by 2030. Additionally, plug and process loads (PPLs) will increase by 49%.

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Topics: Energy, Sustainability

6 Tips to Reduce Facility Energy Consumption

Posted by David Agarth on Sep 24, 2015 9:00:00 AM

It’s time to reduce our facility energy consumption—not just for our own pockets, but also for the good of  the environment. 

Just take a look at some recent stats on energy consumption in the U.S:

  • Energy accounts for 60% of a property’s carbon footprint.
  • The average commercial building wastes 30% of the energy it consumes.
  • U.S. health care facilities alone spend $8.8 billion a year on energy.
  • The hotel industry’s carbon impact accounts for 2% of the earth’s total and is expected to rise to 3% due to the growing tourist demand.
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Topics: Energy, Sustainability

Getting Started with Energy Management

Posted by Marcell Haywood on Aug 13, 2015 9:00:00 AM

If you’re not focusing on energy management, you’re missing out on a lot of potential savings.

What is energy management, exactly? It’s the process of monitoring, controlling, and conserving energy in a building. If you take the time to track your energy consumption, find ways to save energy, and take action to realize those savings opportunities, you’ll be a greener business—both environmentally and economically. 

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Topics: Energy, Sustainability

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