“Electronics and office equipment”
California Microbrewery Takes Efficiency to the Max
This E Source case study from the microbreweries sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Oregon Data Center Gets Real Savings from Virtual Servers
This E Source case study from the data centers 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.
Energy costs for some warehouses are more than 10% of their annual revenue. Warehouse operators can take advantage of many methods to reduce energy bills through improving efficiency in their facilities.
Surge Protection Devices
Surge protection devices can help protect your electronic equipment from a variety of power quality problems. Learn about what options are available, and why you should be dubious of any energy-saving claims that vendors may make.
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.
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.
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.
Although energy represents only about 1% of total grocery store costs, it’s approximately equal to a typical grocery’s profit margin, so a 10% reduction in energy costs can mean a 10% increase in profits.
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.
Computer Power Management Software
Computer power management software can save significant amounts of energy and be cost-effective for organizations with large numbers of computers. Learn how to harness this software for energy and cost savings.