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.
Monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx) is a process applied to buildings to keep them performing at optimal levels. MBCx uses sensors and software in addition to standard retrocommissioning practices to provide a real-time account of systems within the building, often offering greater energy savings.
Energy intensities in buildings containing laboratories can be 3 to 8 times greater than those of a typical office building, and laboratories that include clean rooms can use up to 100 times the energy of other buildings. Learn about what you can do to save energy and money in these facilities.
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 intensities in data centers can be up to 40 times greater than those of a typical office building. Considerable efficiency and conservation opportunities exist in most facilities to reduce the energy consumed by servers and the HVAC equipment that keeps them cool.
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.