Immediately Build Energy Savings into Your Budget

Today’s commercial enterprises face increasing global competition. As logistics and communications techniques advance, production companies and similar industrial facilities must develop actionable methods for controlling expenses and ensure profitable operations. Green technology offers proven, cost-effective ways for reducing energy consumption in commercial properties.
By using a comprehensive, innovative concept that outlines specific improvements, your business will realize immediate energy savings and operational cost reductions, including:

  • Identifying and Eliminating Wastes
  • Qualifying for Federal and State Tax Credits and Grants
  • Discovering Untapped Energy Resources

The Energy Audit Process and How it Orchestrates Energy Savings

According to the US Energy Information Administration, nearly half of all the commercial buildings in America were constructed prior to 1980. Energy consumption has continued to increase, and the Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) records that electricity use represents 61% of the total energy consumed in commercial buildings.

The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a set of standards that measure and assess energy consumption through a specified auditing process. With graduating levels of intensity, these standards can be used to identify potential energy savings by examining the various building systems you use and outlining possible improvements, orchestrating insights designed to infuse energy savings into your operation. Options include:

  • Level I—A visual audit that results in high level use analysis and outlines potential energy conservation measures (ECM) appropriate for the facility.
  • Level II—This audit thoroughly examines your various building systems, prior year energy consumption rates, and details any low-cost, or no-cost measures that can be implemented to deliver immediate energy savings.
  • Level III—This audit provides a comprehensive, industry-grade technical analysis of the energy output an input at your facility, including base building systems, an envelope assessment, and date logging and recording.

Opex Reductions That Transform your Bottom Line and Offer Increased Safety

HVAC and Lighting systems apportion a large amount of energy use. Cost saving measures in these systems have the potential to reduce expenditures by 60-80%, depending on building occupancy, type of operations within the building and type of building controls.

  • Efficient Lighting—Illuminating your work spaces, production and warehouse facilities represent a large portion of your daily operating expense. Innovative new lighting products such as use of LED lighting are designed to reduce energy consumption, improve employee conditions, and often require zero capital expenditure to implement. The implementation of these various lighting measures can produce significant cost reductions and enhance the comfort level of the occupant.
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Optimization (HVAC)—Various energy efficiency measures can be designed into existing HVAC systems. These measures may require energy supply side strategic changes or may require energy demand side control design changes in order to improve the heating and ventilation that the individual(s) or occupant(s) of these respective spaces.  Nevertheless, just like with lighting, through the implementation of these HVAC measures, a building manager can achieve significant cost reductions, enhance the comfort level of the occupant and help lengthen the lifespan of  the assets.

Discover how green technology can control wastes, lower energy consumption, and reduce your operational costs while improving productivity at your facility by speaking with a Certified Energy Manager or Auditor at Hawks and Associates today. Click here to Contact Us.