Winery Harvests Savings Through Efficiency Campaign
This E Source case study from the wineries 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.
Retrocommissioning is the process of ensuring that an existing building’s energy systems and equipment are operating at their optimal levels to meet the needs of the building’s owner and occupants. Learn more about this process and find out if it’s right for your facility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.