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Energy Management

 

Overview

In the competitive environment we live in today, business owners are constantly looking for ways to control costs and increase productivity. Commercial buildings have high energy needs and put a great strain on our nations power grid during peak periods. While new buildings are being constructed with the newest HVAC, plumbing, lighting & electrical systems, there is still a net increase in energy demand for commercial buildings.

 

Luckily, with new technology and incentives; Retrofitting existing commercial buildings is one of the greatest opportunities facing the building industry today. As your energy efficiency services provider, we specialize in isolating the current energy systems throughout your facility to find upgrading opportunities that increase profitability while reducing business as usual expenses. 

United States Commercial Building Stock:

 

To understand the energy demand issues we have in the United States, one must first look at our current building stock. The commercial building sector in the US is incredibly diverse in building type and uses. Currently sitting at more than 81 million square feet and growing, the building sector account for 42% of the nation's energy usage, release 30% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, 38% of carbon dioxide, and 13% of all potable water; much of which is wasted through inefficient design and operation. Population & economic growth has led to the construction of larger facilities that demand a substantial amount of energy. Since 2003, the number of commercial facilities has increased by 14% while average square footage is up by 21%. Not only does this lead to a net increase of energy demand needed per year, but more than half of the commercial facilities have been constructed prior to 1980, and roughly 80% were constructed prior to 2004.  

 

 Industries Served:

  •  Manufacturing

  • Offices

  • Retail & Shopping Malls

  • Logistics & Distribution

  • Grocery Stores

  • Parking Garages

  • Industrial Facilities

  • Warehouses

  • Multi-Family

  • Auto Dealers

  • Hotels & Lodging

  • Gas Stations & Convenience Stores

  • Restaurants & Food Processing 

  • Educational Facilities

  • Arenas & Gymnasiums

  • Healthcare Facilities

  • Agriculture

  • Airports

  • Exterior Lighting

  • Government & Municipal Facilities 

Demand

 

While energy efficiency technology has been increasing steadily over the past century, the technology we now have available today did not exist or was simply not economically feasible for implementation until a few years ago. Standard retrofit approaches that focus on replacement of individual technologies can capture a substantial portion of this efficiency potential. The fundamentally compelling business case for efficiency provide far more opportunities than challenges.

 

The ambitious goal of improving efficiency across the entire built environment is achievable, but only through serious recognition and response to the obstacles faced in major industry sectors.

Solution

 

With all of these infrastructure issues our country faces, it is no wonder why utility companies offer attractive incentives for companies to upgrade. Rather than investing billions in large-scale projects that such as building/improving power plants & other energy producing facilities; utility companies & governments have the ability to save money in the long run by helping their customers out by offsetting the costs of upgrading their old systems with new energy-efficient technology that helps to solve energy demand issues while increasing tenant comfort, reducing utility costs and increasing property value.

 

At Western Facility Services Group, we understand the frustration of navigating through the administrative process of making these upgrades. While rebates can change every day, vary from city to city, region to region, and also come with stipulations such as approved specifications and contracting firms it can be difficult finding a provider that you can trust.

Whether you are a small business with a single location, or a larger company looking to retrofit your existing facilities nationwide, we take the hassle and help you navigate this process with ease. As a Western Facility Services Group client, you have the comfort of knowing that your project is in the hands of experienced & knowledgeable professionals that keep your organization's interest in mind from start to finish.

 

As your energy efficiency partner, we understand the needs of your business and environment to develop a solution customized for your firm.

 

To inquire about our energy management retrofit & consulting services, fill out the form below.

 

Do you have multiple facilities or are looking to retrofit multiple systems throughout your facility? If so, click the links below to learn about our National Accounts & Deep-Energy Retrofit services:

 

 

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