Wastewater Treatment Plants
Municipal wastewater and drinking water systems account for approximately 35 percent of the energy consumed by municipalities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Colleges and Universities
US colleges and universities use an average of 18.9 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity and 17 cubic feet of natural gas per square foot (ft2) annually, and typical US higher-education buildings sized around 50,000 ft2 consume more than $100,000 worth of energy each year.
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.