Rising energy costs coupled with a growing awareness of the need for a more sustainable lifestyle have commercial building owners across South Florida searching for ways to partake in commercial energy conservation and reduce their utility usage. Since commercial buildings account for almost 20% of all the energy used in the United States, and energy costs are most commercial buildings’ highest operating expense, conserving energy makes both environmental and fiscal sense. As a leader in energy conservation who has been at the forefront of green building in South Florida for over twenty years, Advanced Control Corporation has helped thousands of building owners reduce their energy usage and operate their buildings more effectively. We have assembled a few of our most effective energy conservation techniques for commercial buildings; by applying them to your facility, you should be able to make a significant reduction in your energy usage and help your building operate in a more energy-efficient manner.
Perform an Energy Audit
The first step in implementing an energy conservation program at your commercial building is making certain you have an accurate understanding of how much energy you are using, where you are using it, and why. Using VAO, our proprietary software system, Advanced Control can identify and prioritize cost-saving opportunities and mechanical system inefficiencies to bring you significant energy, efficiency, and operational savings.
Develop and Implement an Energy Management Solution
To achieve the greatest energy conservation, you need to develop a complete energy management solution that includes a building automation system with robust open protocol software. Advanced Control will work with your company to create an effective energy management solution, applying our expertise in the field of building analytics and systems management to design a workable plan for your facility. We can provide comprehensive, turnkey services to assist you with all facets of your company’s energy conservation project: from initial project design, to installation of your building automation system, and throughout implementation, monitoring, and long-term maintenance of your complete energy management solution, Advanced Control will be there to help every step of the way.
Employ Operational Timing Controls and Sensors
To increase your commercial building’s energy conservation efforts, make sure your building automation system includes occupancy and motion sensors to register when areas are empty, along with time and zone controls that turn off lights, heating, and cooling in any area of your building that is unoccupied. Eliminating the wasted energy used in unoccupied areas of your commercial building can reduce your energy use by as much as 30%!
Enact Periodic Energy Efficiency Retrofits
Updating various components of your energy management solution with newer, more efficient versions as they develop will help ensure your commercial building continues to conserve the maximum amount of energy possible. Before you attempt to retrofit your system with more efficient components, make certain it is using open protocol software such as Advanced Control’s robust Andover Continuum software so the entire system will flawlessly integrate.
Advanced Control Corporation can help you implement these and other energy conservation techniques to reduce energy waste at your commercial building. We are experienced at helping facilities of all sizes achieve greater energy conservation, whether you need small building energy management or an energy conservation solution for a large multi-building facility. Our expert energy management specialists can train your personnel in energy conservation techniques or provide a cost-effective managed service solution that gains you the services of an Energy Manager and Monitoring and Operational support on an as-needed basis.
Contact Advanced Control at 954-491-6660 so our experts can start you on the path to greater energy conservation today!