With Equipment, Getting Older Is Rarely Better.
As they age, building infrastructure and equipment usually don’t work as well as they once did. They likely are not meeting the new standards and expectations for energy performance and sustainability that have become increasingly important to customers, employees, tenants, shareholders and other stakeholders.
Because we have the tools such as circuit level monitoring to determine exactly where and how energy is being consumed in your operations, we can suggest what should be on your list for upgrading or replacing. Our suggestions may line up with your thinking about where your organization can save energy because you know your facilities.
You’re talking to us because we have the expertise and experience with managing energy retrofit projects that can help you decide what should be up next. Before the work starts, we can tell you exactly what you’ll get in return. As your partners once the work is done, we’ll show you how it’s delivering on the verifiable energy performance objectives we said it would.
Large or small, the projects we advise customers on most often yield significant improvements in energy and operational efficiency. But while cost savings are important so are the organization’s strategic objectives around energy efficiency.
Is the business need with the upgrade to attract and retain tenants? In a multi-unit residential complex, replacing conventional lighting with LED lighting systems certainly delivers significant energy savings but it can also improve the quality of lighting in common areas making them safer and more visually attractive to tenants. Integrated occupancy sensors turn off lights when they’re not needed, further increasing the return of this retrofit.
In another organization enhancing employee comfort may have been identified as a priority for energy efficiency. More comfortable employees are more productive. In this case, it might be time for upgrades to the HVAC system to ensure better regulation of temperatures and improved air quality as well as cost savings. Newer energy efficient equipment is also often quieter which employees like. But then again, maybe it should be the lighting upgrade because better lighting lets people work better and more accurately. So which retrofit now?
You already have ideas about what you think your organization should do to lower energy bills. We’re the people you call to help you figure out what makes the most sense right now. Then we make the plan and get started. (And if there are government incentives, we assist with those too.)