“Building automation systems (BASs)”
Energy Efficiency in Local Government Facilities and Operations
This E Source case study from the municipal buildings sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Community College in Orlando Learns to Save Energy
This E Source case study from the colleges and universities 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.
Retail buildings in the US use an average of 18.3 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per square foot and 34,300 Btu of natural gas per square foot annually. Typically, lighting, cooling, and heating are the best targets for energy savings.
Municipal Government Facilities
Municipal governments oversee large and small administrative buildings, libraries, indoor and outdoor recreation centers, schools, and wastewater treatment facilities. Learn how these buildings use energy and how they can be more efficient.
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.
Large office buildings (those over 100,000 square feet) spend nearly 29% of their operating expenses on utilities, mostly electricity and natural gas. Learn about some great short- and long-term measures that can help large office buildings save energy and boost their bottom line.
Hospitals require large amounts of energy, with lots of equipment running 24/7. Much can be done to manage energy costs, cut excessive energy use, and increase your bottom line. Properly managing equipment as well as investing in specific technology can yield substantial energy savings.
Energy Management and Information Systems
Installing or upgrading a building automation system (also known as an energy management system) can save between 5% and 15% of overall building energy consumption. Learn how to reduce overall building operating costs by controlling building equipment so that it operates more efficiently.