LIGHTING ACCOUNTS FOR 20% TO 50% of the average business’ electricity consumption. On the bright side, you’ll enjoy significant savings — year after year — by making simple lighting improvements. No matter what industry you’re in, lighting upgrades will lower costs and boost your bottom line.
TYPICAL MOTORS HAVE TWO SETTINGS — ON AND OFF. A variable frequency drive (VFD) allows a
motor to adjust its output based on demand, saving energy during less demanding times. Install VFDs on
motors in your facility and start saving thousands of dollars on your annual electric bills!
Proper heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) are key to maintaining a comfortable and productive work environment. Collectively, these systems account for up to 40% of the energy used in businesses. Your organization can enjoy significant savings year after year with improvements to your HVAC system.
Process Steam and Steam Trap
If your facility uses steam boilers, it probably has multiple steam traps. Steam traps are automatic valves that release condensed steam while preventing the loss of live steam. They allow steam to flow at a controlled or adjusted rate for optimal energy efficiency. Eventually steam traps fail — and when they do, steam can be wasted and energy lost. Even one major leak can cost your business thousands of dollars!
Leak Survey and Repair
Compressed air system leaks are a significant source of wasted energy that can cost your business thousands of dollars a year. In fact, the Department of Energy estimates that, on average, as much as 20 to 30 percent of a compressor’s output is wasted on leaks. These leaks can also lead to system problems, including fluctuating system pressure, excess compressor capacity, and decreased service life. Proactive leak detection and repair can reduce leaks by 50 to 75 percent (or more) and boost your bottom line.