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.
Energy Audit at Massachusetts Hotel Results in 64,177 kWh Savings
This E Source case study from the hotels and motels 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.
Restaurants are the most energy-intensive commercial sector, using three times more energy per square foot than most other types of commercial buildings. This article offers some great ways to save energy that can boost your bottom line.
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.
Manufacturing processes use a great deal of energy but can benefit from energy-saving strategies. Learn how to create energy savings that can reduce costs while improving process reliability.
LED technology continues to improve; these lamps are becoming more common in business settings. Learn about the best applications and potential energy savings for this emerging and increasingly cost-effective technology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dairy farms in the U.S. consume between 800 and 1,200 kilowatt-hours per cow annually, with milk production accounting for nearly 50 percent of energy use. Many energy-saving opportunities exist to help dairy farms boost their bottom line and improve profitability.
Agricultural operations grow and process grains, fruits, vegetables, flowers, livestock, nuts, and much more. Learn how energy-saving opportunities in the areas of irrigation, crop drying, and basic farm practices can improve profitability.