New York Fashion Warehouse Saves Energy and Money with Lighting Upgrades
This E Source case study from the warehouses sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
California Microbrewery Takes Efficiency to the Max
This E Source case study from the microbreweries sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Oregon Manufacturer Participates in Energy Improvement Initiative
This E Source case study from the manufacturing sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Small and Midsize Offices
Small and midsize office buildings in the US (those under 100,000 square feet) use an average of 15 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity and 38 cubic feet of natural gas per square foot annually.
Quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are some of the most energy-intensive buildings in the US. Refrigeration, lighting, and cooling, collectively, represent about 63% of total energy use in QSRs, making those systems the best targets for energy savings.
Occupancy sensors have the potential to cut energy consumption by reducing the operating time and output of lighting systems, but a wide variety of issues need to be considered in order to achieve persistent savings. Learn about the factors you need to know before installing an occupancy sensor.
Microbreweries are highly energy-intensive businesses that can greatly benefit from energy-saving strategies in a number of different areas, including refrigeration, process machinery, and boilers.
Lighting controls are primarily used to turn lights off when they are not needed or dim them so that they produce no more light than necessary. Learn about the various options so you can choose the right system for your application.
In a typical school building, space heating, cooling, and lighting together account for nearly 70% of school energy use. Plug loads (such as computers and copiers) constitute one of the top three electricity end uses, after lighting and cooling.
Hotels and Motels
Hotels and motels don’t use as much energy as hospitals and data centers, but they do use more than educational and residential facilities. Many efficiency strategies, such as hotel room automation, offer the opportunity for cost savings and increased profitability.
Although energy represents only about 1% of total grocery store costs, it’s approximately equal to a typical grocery’s profit margin, so a 10% reduction in energy costs can mean a 10% increase in profits.
Full-Size Fluorescent Lamps
Confused about how to identify and understand the differences between all the available fluorescent lamps on the market today? Learn to make sense of the confusion and determine which lamp best fits your application.
Dry Cleaners and Laundry Facilities
Dry cleaners work long hours for slim profits, and owners are highly receptive to energy-efficient strategies that increase the bottom line, many of which are free, cost very little, or pay back quickly.
Daylighting systems use natural lighting to supplement electric lighting; they offer the potential to cut energy use, reduce peak demand, and create a more desirable indoor environment, but careful planning and installation are required to achieve an effective daylighting system.
Energy comprises as much as 10 to 15 percent of an average airport's operating budget annually. Energy-efficiency measures can also cut operating costs, and some are cheap or free to implement.