Ways Commercial Buildings Can Save Energy this winter (without compromising warmth)
When it comes to cutting energy costs, the strategy doesn’t have to wildly differ based on the season. Whether it’s cooling costs or heating costs that are eating away at your bottom line, there are a few key focus areas that will do the trick.
Automate the temperature with a programmable thermostat. It isn’t necessary to keep the building at a temperature that’s comfortable for workers all through the night. Consider dropping the temperature down to a bit between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am and only maintain a high temperature of 68 or 70 degrees during the work day. Unless you’re worried the printer might get cold, the savings night after night can really add up.
Encourage employees to work from home. Growing in popularity, depending on your business type, this is a no brainier way to give some outlets a rest. Especially in winter weather conditions, this policy is a win-win for both employees and the building. They might have a dog they keep the heat on high for anyway! Thank about it.
Ask EIG if sub meters are right for your building. Depending on the size and the number of commercial tenants you serve, it might make sense to hold each individual user accountable for the energy they consumed. In fact, commercial tenants are increasingly interested in a lease that includes sub metering because it gives them ownership over their sustainability efforts, driving additional conservation investments.
EIG has been engineering power monitoring systems for over 40 years to help commercial clients understand their energy usage. For more on how we can help your business this winter and beyond, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.