Energy savings opportunities you can take to the bank (or work or home or anywhere else you have influence)
We focus on sharing information with our clients which is repeatable and transferable. Much of what we share with small/ medium size commercial businesses they can also take home with them. Remember the 4 T's...
1. Turn it off - much focus is on equipment replacement or operations, but if it is turned off when not needed - that's the simplest savings.
2. Turn it down - if you need to use something (lighting, heating, cooling, etc.) only use as much as is necessary to get the job done. Instead of lighting up a whole room use a task light or better yet, natural light if it's available.
3. Tune it up - we take our vehicles to the mechanic or dive under the hood to see what's wrong when we hear some mystery noise over the base of our radio. But seldom do building owners/ operators take time to actually tune up the equipment that costs the equivalent of a new corvette.
4. Tear it out - After deciding the other 3 T's don't get the job done, then it's time to look at tearing out the equipment and replacing it with new technology.
There's the secret recipe. Better yet, a valuable energy assessment actually contains all those by quantifying what can be done before capital equipment needs to be purchased and then prioritizing what should be done once it is. How much capital could you save by focusing more on #1, 2 and 3?