Reduce Energy Costs, Improve Safety, Comfort & Productivity

Posted on Friday, July 21, 2017

Your rural small-business may be eligible for a low-cost energy audit to help you save money and improve energy efficiency. The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is now accepting applications from Agricultural Producers & Rural Small Businesses throughout New Hampshire interested in low-cost energy audits for their facility. Eligible participants will receive a comprehensive energy…

Multi-Tenant Buildings: Making Space for Energy Efficiency

Posted on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Key Points Investing in energy efficiency increases asset value and makes available space more attractive. A phased approach to efficiency upgrades can help with financing and reduce tenant inconvenience. Optimizing energy savings requires a collaborative effort between property managers and tenants. Maximizing profits is often a primary goal of building owners and managers, so investing…

Go Ductless & Help Your Homeowners Save!

Posted on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Key Points Hybrid-ductless heat pumps are a cost-effective option for heating and cooling. Average savings for seven houses in Tacoma, WA was 2,636 kWh per year. Proper installation and operation is critical for optimum performance. Homeowners want a comfortable house no matter the outside temperature and they also want such comfort at an affordable cost….

Are Hidden Energy Losses Costing You?

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Are Hidden Energy Losses Costing You? Key Points Leaky ducts, failed steam traps and poorly-tuned controls can increase heating and cooling loads. Phantom load and personal appliances waste electricity and reduce overall energy efficiency. With a little investigation, you’ll likely discover these and other hidden sources of energy waste. When it comes to improving energy…

Restart Your Motor Policy

Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Restart Your Motor Policy Key Points An effective motor policy can save money on repair and replacement, and improve your productivity. Planning is essential. Start with an inventory of all equipment and a list of trusted suppliers. Include replacement guidelines and repair specifications, as well as preventive maintenance. Motors are critical to operations and they…

Conserving Water Helps Reduce Fuel Costs

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016

Key Points A water-efficiency program is an excellent way to reduce your water heating bill. High-efficiency plumbing fixtures, appliances, and other equipment can yield savings on water, sewer, and energy bills. Landscape irrigation can be a significant source of water consumption during the growing season in some climates. Water heating is a significant source of energy…

Saving Energy on Computer and Office Equipment

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Key Points Today’s computers are much more energy efficient than a decade ago, but only if they are configured to sleep when they are not in use. Flat screen monitors use considerably less energy than cathode ray monitors. Chargers that are left plugged in when not in use still draw current and waste energy. According…

If You Cannot Stand the Heat, Check Your Kitchen Ventilation Systems

Posted on Friday, November 27, 2015

Key Points  Kitchen ventilation is critical to food service operations, but uses a substantial amount of energy. A well-maintained ventilation system can save energy, as well as increase safety and comfort. Balancing makeup air and proper equipment placement helps increase ventilation system performance.   Food service facilities use far more energy per square foot of building space than…

Intelligent Controls Make Lighting Smarter

Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Key Points  Intelligent light controls can help you reduce operating costs and improve your facility. Intelligent lighting systems are adaptable, measurable and can provide valuable information. LEDs are dimmable and start instantly, making them a perfect fit for intelligent controls.   Are you focusing on lighting the way you should be? Just think, lighting accounts for about 20 percent of energy use in commercial…

HVAC Systems: Top 10 Money-Saving Technologies

Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning; that’s a lot to fit into one system. No wonder HVAC is the biggest energy user in most commercial buildings. These innovative technologies are like a breath of fresh air; saving energy and improving system performance, while keeping your indoor environment clean, comfortable and productive.   Electronically commutated motors (ECMs)…