An Office Building Achieves Net-Zero Energy with Energy Efficiency and Solar Power
This E Source case study from the offices sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Oregon Restaurant Strives to Use Zero Net Energy
This E Source case study from the restaurants sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Seattle Chapel Sings the Praises of Energy-Efficiency Measures
This E Source case study from the congregational buildings sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Wastewater Treatment Plants
Municipal wastewater and drinking water systems account for approximately 35 percent of the energy consumed by municipalities.
Smart Power Strips
Modern offices are full of computers, printers, copiers, and other electronic devices. Much of this equipment is left on unnecessarily throughout the workday, in some cases, for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This article explains how to choose a smart strip to help curb this energy waste.
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.
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.
Reducing energy consumption is one way to improve both the profitability and the value of any property, and there are plenty of opportunities for property managers to reduce energy consumption and improve the bottom line for their properties and clients.
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.
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.
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.
Congregations at houses of worship vary dramatically; so do their energy needs. Large or small, these facilities present many low- and no-cost opportunities for saving energy.