Energy saving tips for business
We have already been feeling the effects from being squeezed with the energy crisis and every business is under increasing pressure to look for ways to cut down on energy usage and reduce costs. Here are some suggestions on how you can help your company do just that.
Purchase energy efficient office equipment
Take a look at the equipment in your office and see which ones have high energy usage. It could save money in the long run to replace any that are draining your resources, with more energy efficient models.
Don’t leave electrical appliances on stand buy
It is a common misconception that appliances on standby do not use electricity but this is incorrect. Any switched-on charger that is plugged in will still use electricity, regardless of whether the device is attached or not. So, communicate this to your employees and unplug any appliances you can at the end of each day.
Conduct an Energy Audit
An Energy Audit is an inspection survey that analysis the energy flows in a building. ABEC offer a BMS Energy Audit takes a holistic look at a building’s performance and identifies where improvements can be made based on energy efficiencies and best practice. The Audit report highlights low-cost / no-cost improvements, such as ensuring the HVAC plant is only operating when it is needed.
Optimise your BMS
Following on from the Energy Audit, the next steps are to put the suggestions into practice. ABEC work with you to implement all the changes identified in the Energy Audit report. This often includes a review and recommissioning of the system to ensure it meets the current usage and needs of the building occupants.
We then work with you to review and implement all the changes identified in the Energy Audit report. This often includes recommissioning of the system to ensure it meets the current usage and needs of the building occupants. This delivers circa 15% savings and an ROI typically in under 12 months.
Police – monitor and control
When the changes have been made, it is imperative that the changes are maintained. It is so easy for someone to make alterations to a thermostat and not change it back, and these small changes begin to have a bigger impact on the energy efficiency of the building. Our ABEC AnalytiX solution provides real-time fault monitoring of a wide range of factors to alert us to any energy consumption issues. ABEC AnalytiX has a comprehensive set of standardised faults developed by our expert team. For example, if changes are made to the occupancy times and not changed back, this will show up as a fault and can be reset. ABEC AnalytiX can deliver a further 15% to 20% savings on energy.
Sometimes we need to look around our buildings and see where savings can be made. But we should not accept that the buildings are optimised to save energy and enlist the help of experts in Building Management Systems to show us how and where these energy savings can be found.
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