Lighting typically accounts for 25-37% of an average commercial facility electrical usage.
Buildings in the United States account for about 70 percent of the country’s electricity consumption.
You should always put things in perspective. Remember that $10,000 in energy savings is equivalent to $50,000 in additional sales, assuming a 20% profit margin.
Are you being billed for power factor? You are, if you find a KVAr charge on your detailed billing statement.
“When you can measure what you are speaking about and express it in numbers, you know something about it.” Lord Kelvin, 1824 – 1907
Total electricity demand is expected to increase by 30 percent, from 3,873 billion kilowatthours in 2008 to 5,021 billion kilowatthours in 2035. Report #:DOE/EIA-0383(2010)
Federal standards included in EISA2007 will require general-service lighting to use about 30 percent less electricity by 2014 for the same level of light output.
Updating your conventional ballasts to newer advanced fluorescent ballasts can reduce the electric consumption of your lighting system by up to 10%.
The use of advanced dimming/load shedding ballasts provide the ability to dim lighting system to 60% of full output during peak daylight hours or when an area is not occupied.
The cheapest form of energy is energy conservation.
Did you know that many electric companies are now instituting charges for leading power factor (>1)? Leading power charges can be avoided by utilizing automatic power factor correction units when correcting lagging power factor (<1).
Would you make significant capital investments or process changes without fully understanding the potential benefit and impact? Energy Management Solutions can provide you with the data and analysis tools to make informed decisions.
What happened at your facility today? Monitoring your facilities energy usage at a sub-meter level will provide insights about more than just your utility usage.
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