Energy Conservation Ideas:
Engineering Excellence just returned from the Edison Electric Workshop and the NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) Conference. Listed below are our top product picks for energy saving strategies. Read more to make sure you are up to date with the latest advancements and energy saving devices. Feel free to call Engineering Excellence for more information, installation or manufacturers.
Install infrared lighting occupancy smart sensors
o Room sensors that turn lighting on and off based upon natural light and people in the space and readjust with smart behavior to look at patterns
o Stairwell three tiered T-8 lighting and occupancy sensor with reduced lighting for code requirements during unoccupied or non-used hours
o High bay warehouse sensors
Go green and install solar power
Pay for power as you use it with rates at or less than your current utility rate structure. No capital is required for purchase. If your facility has 85,000 to 100,000 square feet of roof space or parking lots, consider solar to power you building. Constellation Energy solar panels with 15 year PPA (power purchase agreements) are geared for using solar renewable energy instead of power from utilities.
Install New High Bay T-8 lighting or Exterior lighting fixtures
These offer longer life and allow for 40% reduced lighting output and additional 40% reduced energy consumption. High Bay fixtures are equipped with energy efficient T-8 bulbs and exterior lighting comes with day light sensor and occupancy sensor.
LED lighting for refrigeration cases
Manufactures have developed new easy to install LED refrigeration display case lighting that can reduce energy consumption by up to 40% when compared to T-8 fluorescent lamps. Call Engineering Excellence for our top picks on the best options.
Check out www.dsireusa.org
This site will give a listing of state, local, utility and federal incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. There are many rebates and tax incentives that pay you to be efficient.