Energy-efficiency is defined as the ability to do things better with less effort. If all Americans would practice it everyday, we could reduce waste, greenhouse gas emissions, and our dependence on fossil fuels by up to 30% annually.
The shortest path to reduce consumption is for businesses to invest in energy-efficient technologies that will reduce their operating expense and improve productivity. And in combination with the availability of many federal and state incentives, they can expect a ROI within 2-3 years. More important, they will deliver a message of caring about their employees and the environment.
The most common energy-efficient upgrades include:
Typically 2-3 years depending upon facility requirements, incentives and individual tax effect. After payback, the upgrades will provide positive cash-flow vs. prior year to fund future efficiency projects.
State and federal incentives to offset up to 30% of the initial cost are available if the equipment upgrades meet their respective energy consumption reduction requirements.
Equipment upgrades will reduce energy expense and consumption. Maintenance cost savings will add to the bottom line.
Better employee and customer comfort will lead to improved operating productivity and profitability. Upgraded equipment provides safer employee working conditions.
Decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
Capital improvement will increase the building’s efficiency to attract future owners or tenants.
Deliver a message of environmental responsibility to your customers, employees, and community.
If your current lighting and HVAC systems are 8+ years old, replacing them with new, high-efficient equipment will significantly reduce your energy usage & resulting bills.
Absolutely! Inadequate lumen levels may cause eye strain and temperature-controlled air distributed throughout the facility without regard to location may result in numerous hot or cold situations. Another area of concern is the air quality (inside and out), as some manufacturing processes release odors or scents that may have an effect on all they touch.
There are many different incentives on both the state and federal levels that you are entitled to depending on the location of your property. We will work with you to ensure that you receive any and all applicable rebates and incentives.
There are many factors to consider but conservatively, you can plan on 20% of the total project cost.
We will help you prepare the application forms and discuss the process so you’ll be able to track receipt on your own. The local and state authorities will perform inspections to ensure the work was completed as contracted and that your system meets the energy reduction guidelines.
We recycle reusable materials, safely discard hazardous materials and dispose of everything else in a proper and responsible manner.
Quite the opposite – they will go down. The high-efficiency equipment will consume less electricity, reduce wear and tear, and also come with new warranties, thus lowering your annual maintenance costs.
Though the energy used by a single light is small, if you use energy-efficient practices with all your lights, the savings can add up. To reduce your lighting costs, consider:
The most common high-efficient equipment replacements include: chillers, cooling towers, condensing boilers, heat pumps, and central air handlers.
The simple answer is to remove more of the inside air and accelerate the amount of fresh, outside air circulating through the building. This can be achieved by adding a high performance energy recovery ventilator (ERV) to your existing HVAC system. Duct cleaning and installation of a new HVAC system will also help improve air quality.
The most effective measure would be to add sensors/controls and dampers that can be strategically installed to manage air delivery to specific areas on demand.
Building Automation Systems enable facilities to be electronically managed so the HVAC equipment, lighting and security systems will perform at their most efficient levels. The data they collect and store will allow your facility manager to respond quickly to changing conditions and ensure an efficient, comfortable, productive, and safe work environment for all.
Roof materials deteriorate at different rates depending on the climate and weather. If you begin to see leaks in multiple locations and repair doesn't seem to correct the problems, it may be time to consider a new roof.
American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
US Green Building Council (USGBC)
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
NJ Economic Development Authority (EDA)
New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP)
NJ Smart Start Buildings (SSB)
Pay 4 Performance (P4P)
Direct Install (DI)
Master Plan (NJEMP)
U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Basics