Energy Efficiency for Business

If you're like most small business operators, you know a lot more about running your business than the details of water heaters and lighting systems. You do know that you want to keep your utility bills low. Whatever you spend on energy - for lights, heat, air conditioning, refrigeration, water use, and electricity to power office equipment - cutting your costs boosts your bottom line. These tips will help you find energy savings that make sense for your business.

Did You Know...
  • Incandescent bulbs consume 75 percent more electricity than compact fluorescent bulbs.
  • Any time you don't need fluorescent lights on for more than 5 to 10 minutes, you save more money by turning them off than by leaving them on.

Lighting

Did You Know...
  • Each Degree of a higher temperature setting can save about 3% on cooling costs.
  • The Consortium for Energy Efficiency reports that up to 50% more energy could be saved with proper installation, sizing, and maintenance of commercial central air conditioners and heat pumps.

Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning

Did You Know...
  • Flat screen LCD computer monitors use significantly less energy than traditional tube monitors, notebook computers use much less energy than desktop computers, and inkjet printers use less energy than laser printers.

Office Equipment

Hot Water Use and Efficiency