Effective Ways to Save Energy in Commercial Buildings

Through our EaaS model we have helped a variety of customers, including, AT&T, Bentley Mills, Iron Mountain, among others, to upgrade their lighting, HVAC, irrigation, and more to increase the energy savings of their buildings. We are always looking for new and unique ways to help our customers achieve the greatest energy savings possible.

EnergyStar.gov notes in their building energy resources that, “The average commercial building wastes 30 percent of the energy it consumes. That means that if you haven’t done anything to save energy, chances are, you’ll find many opportunities to improve. Start with no- and low-cost improvements, and then use savings to pay for more extensive upgrades.”

Examples of low-cost improvement options include lighting upgrades, HVAC, and more – all of which, are available to improve via Redaptive’s EaaS model and will quickly generate energy and monetary savings. These are simple ways to save energy can then be used for core business initiatives or go towards additional energy savings projects.

Aside from these more basic ways to save energy in your building there are a variety of other unique ways to consider. Emerging technologies like phase change insulation, mass battery storage, and more are all growing in availability and decreasing in price and depending on your needs can be deployed through our EaaS model.

Alternative energy options can also help save your building large amounts on your utility bill and could refer to the installation of renewable technologies like solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal heating, and much more. Geothermal heating for instance can effectively take a building off the grid if used correctly. As AltEnergy.org notes, “The source of geothermal power is the heat contained inside the Earth; heat so intense that it creates molten magma. There are a few different types of geothermal energy that can be tapped. ‘Some geothermal systems are formed when hot magma near the surface (1,500 to 10,000 meters deep) directly heats groundwater.’ The heat generated from these hot spots flows outward toward the surface, manifesting as volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs. Naturally occurring hot water and steam can be tapped by energy conversion technology to generate electricity or to produce hot water for direct use. ‘Other geothermal systems are formed even when no magma is nearby as magma heats rocks which in turn heat deeply-circulating groundwater.’ In order to maximize the energy gleaned from these so-called ‘hot dry rocks,’ geothermal facilities will often fracture the hot rocks and pump water into and from them in order to use the heated water to generate electricity.”

There are many ways to save energy at your commercial building through retrofitting existing equipment, the installation of renewable energy sources, and more. Learn how Redaptive’s services can help.