Whether in the home or in the office, the largest opportunities
for saving water are in improving Faucets, Toilets, and their leaks.
Appropriate retrofitting of these components can easily amount to
30% or more water savings per person, without any change in behavior.
Air Conditioning Optimization
Very often the existing HVAC equipment go well out of sync with the operation of the building over long times.
Considerable savings and improvements in comfort can be had by deep-optimizing the existing equipment.
Recommissioning is commissioning of the existing HVAC equipment AS IF they were new, given the current modes of operation of the building.
in addition to lower utility bills and energy consumption, we get extended equipment life, fewer repairs, improved reliability, and
comfort. Sensors everywhere: we deploy sensors to tell us where and how much heating, cooling or ventilation the occupants need at any given time,
as opposed to assuming the average profile which can also change over time.
The modern lighting control system is more than just relay panels
and hardware. It is a completely digital, integrated system that
will lower your operating expenses. By simply turning off unneeded
lighting, energy consumption is reduced as much as 40% - 50%.
Exterior lighting is even a better candidate for reduced energy and maintenance costs than interior lighting.
Either HID or Fluorescent fixtures can be converted to LED lighting for far lower energy usage.
With life expectancy of 10-20 years, exterior LED lighting will save just as much or more in reduced
maintenance costs as the energy costs.
The new system will be dimmable and programmable for even more
Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofit
Lighting systems normally account for 30% of the electrical energy
use in office, or retail facilities. That doesn't take into account
the cooling energy required because an inefficient lighting system
adds heat inside the building. By having an energy efficient lighting
system in your facility, you can reduce energy costs. In addition,
energy efficient lighting systems provide better visual color qualities.
This results in greater occupant comfort and productivity.
Solar energy installations enjoy similar benefits as lighting
efficiency retrofits: reduced electricity bill, as well as possible
incentives from both the local utilities and federal tax incentives.
A combination of efficiency improvements and Solar, Wind, or Geothermal bundled into a package that is
financed can pay for itself out of its own savings resulting in NO out of pocket costs, while the value of
building and the comfort will have immediately improved
Lamp Disposal and Recycling
Fluorescent Lamps contain hazardous materials such as
Mercury. All states require that light bulbs be recycled or disposed of
according to strict environmental rules. We can perform this disposal and,
if needed, provide legal certificates to that effect. Have other forms of hazardous waste? Ask us about pre-paid sealed boxes
for various forms of hazardous waste. Just fill them up and drop them off at the post-office.
Window film insulation will provide increased comfort and energy savings,
reduce excessive heat gain through your windows,
will offer fade-protection for your furniture and drapes,
cut glare, reduce up to 99% of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
Window film can also prevent injury from shattered-glass fragments.
Cool Roof Reflective Coatings
Cool roofs are highly reflective, highly emissive roofing materials
that stay 50 to 60 degrees F cooler than a normal roof under a hot
summer sun. Cool roofs can cut building owners' energy costs. Because
cool roofs gain less heat than normal roofs, they reduce the need for
air conditioning making buildings more comfortable to the people inside.
In 2005, the California building code (Title 24 Update) requires all
commercial buildings with air conditioning units to install a "cool roof"
Look around; if your building has incandescent lights (standard, flood, halogen) or fluorescent lights,
it is probably a good candidate for a lighting retrofit to LED lamps. Ask us to conduct a free lighting audit. You may
discover a very attractive payback by improving your lighting system.
The proper selection of the "Color Spectrum" (also known as "temperature") for a given environment is as important as the total amount of light of an installation. With the correct temperature lamp it is often possible to reduce the light output and save even more energy while keeping the occupants happier.