According to data from U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), commercial building owners spend over $82 billion annually in the U.S. on electricity and over $16 billion on natural gas.
Furthermore, 84% of commercial energy consumption can be attributed to lighting, space heating, and water heating.
Another EIA study shows both commercial floor space and number of commercial buildings in the U.S. has increased dramatically over the last 10 years.
All of this means one thing: astronomical energy costs.
Something as small as turning off the lights when a building or room is not in use or adjusting HVAC systems to run efficiently during peak times of the day can save millions of dollars annually and provide a tangible return on investment.
Some of the largest companies in the U.S. have already looked toward building automation systems to monitor and control lighting, heating and cooling. Hospitals, prisons, business campuses, apartment buildings, hotels, and many other large private and public buildings can benefit from some form of building automation.
We’re no strangers to this.
For over 20 years, we’ve been implementing solutions for integrating lighting, HVAC, and energy systems to monitor and control key parameters — effectively lowering operational costs immediately.
The use of historical trends can also help drive energy reduction initiatives to further increase savings for the future. All of this can be monitored and controlled from a central location, distributed locations, or on a mobile device depending on the need.
Let’s be honest, a full energy program is not a cheap endeavor and the payback can sometimes not be realized for 12-15 years. On the other hand, there any not a lot of things your company or institution can invest in that will save you money from day one and potentially millions down the road.
Take this for example:
As part of a large energy initiative, Cornell University implemented industrial mobility solutions – giving operators access to building management data in real-time as part of the institution’s plan for energy management and off-hours troubleshooting.
On the other side of the globe, one of the world’s leading generic pharmaceuticals manufacturers, Lek Pharmaceuticals, took control of their energy usage with building automation solutions with a combination of state-of-the-art SCADA system and sophisticated instrumentation and controls.
Our strategic partnerships, solutions, and expertise in automation will allow us to show you energy savings from day one.
Whether the need is part of a new construction project or replacing an aging building management system we have a staff of automation consultants and engineers that rival any in the industry.
To learn more about what we’ve done with building automation, contact us today.
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