Nationwide Retail Chain Puts an Emphasis on Efficiency
This E Source case study from the retail buildings sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
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.
By heating objects directly, radiant heating can lead to energy savings because occupants usually feel comfortable at lower overall HVAC temperatures. This article discusses the various radiant heater configurations and performance so you can make the best choice for your application.
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.
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.
The options for lighting high-bay spaces are expanding. Learn about the various technologies and how to determine which is most cost-effective for your application.
Escalators and Moving Walkways
Escalators and moving walkways consume large amounts of energy. Find out what technologies are available that can reduce the energy usage of these devices.
Energy-Efficient Track Lights
Track lighting provides directable beams of high-quality light for use in retail displays, galleries, museums, and residences. Learn about the many energy-efficient options now available to help you make the right choice for your application.
A tremendous amount of energy is wasted ventilating spaces unnecessarily. Demand-controlled ventilation regulates the amount of outside air drawn in based on a building's actual occupancy, and can save as much as $1.00 per square foot annually. Find out if this approach will be effective for you.