By Lisa Martin,2014-12-28 13:38
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    Energy Saving Tips


    ; Keep your building energy-efficient and comfortable with insulation ; Find out where insulation matters most

    ; Compare the ratings of fiber, foam and reflective insulation ; Adjust shades and blinds, or install window film to control the sun’s heat

    ; Estimate the savings of the right window film product for your facility ; For maximum comfort and savings, consider upgrading your facility with

    energy-efficient windows

    ; Measure window performance before you buy


; Turn off lights when they’re not needed

    ; Install controls such as timers and occupancy sensors ; Switch to compact fluorescent fixtures for maximum savings ; Switch to LED exit signs

    ; Take advantage of daylight whenever possible

    ; Switch to High Intensity Discharge lamps where appropriate

    Office Equipment

    ; Turn off computer monitors and office machines when not in use ; Outfit your office with energy-saving computer monitors ; Choose a screen saver with automatic “sleep mode” for maximum efficiency

    ; Use Smart Power Strips with built-in occupancy sensors and surge protection

    to control energy use throughout business hours

    ; Install sensors to turn office equipment on and off when needed


; Avoid oversized units to reduce energy costs

    ; Use controls to reduce motor voltage

    ; Upgrade to high-efficiency compressor motors

    ; Upgrade to new ammonia systems

    ; Lower suction head pressure

    ; Convert to gas engine-driven systems

    ; Convert to waste heat recovery

    ; Choose the most energy-efficient condenser options (e.g. air, water,


    ; Choose compressor strategies such as multistage systems

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    Energy Saving Tips


    ; Lower cooling load by reducing solar heat gain and lighting heat gain ; Upgrade chiller efficiency by installing a centrifugal chiller ; Upgrade to smaller chillers and rooftop units that are higher EER ; Use properly sized packaged A/C units (PTAC) for the building space you are


    ; Use off-peak electricity to operate thermal storage systems to produce chilled

    water or ice for cooling

    ; Optimize HVAC auxiliary systems by upgrading to more energy efficient

    cooling tower fans, condenser units, chilled water pumps, and air and water

    distribution systems

    ; Convert to variable air volume (VAV) air-handling equipment

    Water Heating

    ; Natural gas water heating is the most cost-effective option available ; Choose the right size water heater for your needs

    ; The higher the energy factor, the more efficient the heater ; Calculate the cost-effectiveness of natural gas water heaters ; Save money by lowering the thermostat on your water heater ; Repair leaky faucets

    ; Insulate the hot water storage tank on your water heater ; Run full rather than partial loads in automatic dishwashers

    Choose the water heater to meet your needs:

    ; Consider a tank less water heater when space is an issue ; Small gas boilers may be right for your business

    ; Electric water heaters provide you with many options including off-peak water


    ; Heat pump water heaters (HPWH) produce more than 350 gallons per hour of

    hot water and six tons of air conditioning

    ; Look for the ENERGY STAR? label when you purchase a new water heater

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