Three reasons to install energy management systems in commercial buildings
Many businesses rely on the operation of multiple systems, such as lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and commercial refrigeration. These systems can consume a high amount of energy, which results in high utility bills that cut down your profit margins by a lot.
Managing your business’s energy consumption should be a priority for both small and large businesses. One way to do this is by using an energy management system.
An energy management system is a collection of software and tools that allow you to monitor and control the way your buildings use energy. Below are a few reasons you should install an energy management system in your commercial buildings:
1. Lower energy consumption rates
A significant portion of the energy consumed by most businesses is wasted. This refers to energy that is consumed by various systems and equipment in your commercial building either through overperformance, malfunction or simply leaving unused equipment turned on.
An energy management system can monitor the energy consumption habits of your commercial building. This information can be used to identify areas in which excess energy is being consumed. With this information, your business can make changes to eliminate wasted energy and keep your energy consumption rates as low as possible.
2. Consistency in performance
Managing all of your commercial building’s energy through one energy management system results in a more consistent performance in its different systems. You can view and adjust how much energy each system in your building consumes manually or by setting control parameters for automatic adjustments.
3. Reduced environmental impact
Producing energy has an impact on the environment that can be harmful. Additionally, many of the resources used to produce energy are nonrenewable. Installing an energy management system in your commercial building makes your building more energy efficient. This reduces your business’s impact on the environment by requiring less energy from power production plants.
This is beneficial for the environment and for your business. Many city, state and federal programs offer incentives for businesses to optimize their energy. Installing an energy management system may fall under these incentives in your area.
Also, taking measures to be more energy efficient is good for your brand’s image. Many consumers are concerned with humanity’s impact on the environment. By reducing your business’s impact, you’re showing that you care, which can help increase your leads and conversion rates.
Contact Energy Optimization for energy optimization services
At Energy Optimization, our team understands what it takes to effectively reduce a commercial building’s energy consumption rates. Our team can visit your facilities to install an energy management system to help you control and lower your business’s energy consumption. Contact us today to talk to one of our team members about our energy management systems for commercial buildings.