Small Massachusetts Dry Cleaner Saves Big
This E Source case study from the dry cleaners sector was created for the Business Energy Advisor.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters provide hot water without using a storage tank, resulting in higher efficiencies, smaller footprints, and higher life expectancies. Learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of this approach to water heating, and see if it makes sense for your building.
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.
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.
Heat Pump Water Heaters
By pulling heat from the surrounding air, heat pump water heaters can more than halve your water heating costs. This article explains what you need to know about this energy-efficient technology and how to make the best choice when considering a new purchase.
Gas-Fired Tank Water Heaters
On a life-cycle basis, gas-fired tank water heaters are typically the least expensive means of heating water. Learn more about the different options available, and find out how to reduce energy use and maximize cost-effectiveness when considering a new or retrofit purchase.
Electric Resistance Tank Water Heaters
Despite being expensive to operate, many facilities install electric water heaters for their low initial costs and ease of installation. Find out what energy-efficient measures and alternatives are available to help mitigate the high costs associated with electric water heating.
Dry Cleaners and Laundry Facilities
Dry cleaners work long hours for slim profits, and owners are highly receptive to energy-efficient strategies that increase the bottom line, many of which are free, cost very little, or pay back quickly.
Dairy farms in the U.S. consume between 800 and 1,200 kilowatt-hours per cow annually, with milk production accounting for nearly 50 percent of energy use. Many energy-saving opportunities exist to help dairy farms boost their bottom line and improve profitability.
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.