Volume 15, Issue 65 May 21, 2018
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Energy Efficiency
Manage Your Energy Consumption and Reduce Your Costs
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Energy Efficiency
Manage Your Energy Consumption and Reduce Your Costs
Energy Management Platform empowers you with insights and recommendations for your business

 

The temperature continues to fluctuate, and there are some days when it’s hard to imagine that summer will eventually be here. However, the official start of summer is near and energy consumption is likely to be one of your commercial property’s most significant operating expenses over the next several months. We've compiled a list of suggestions to help reduce your energy consumption and electricity bill.

  

Here are 10 energy saving tips to help reduce your energy consumption costs this summer:

1. Adjust your thermostat. Raising the temperature by a few degrees in the summer can have a significant impact on energy usage.

2. Set back the thermostat in the evenings and other times when your building is not occupied. Set up trend logs of your HVAC systems to collect data on whether your systems are going into night setback mode

3. Use shades and blinds to control direct sun through windows in summer to avoid an increase in temperature.

4. Install solar shading features on east-, west-, and south-facing facades.

5. Make sure that areas in front of vents are clear of furniture and paper. As much as 25% more energy is necessary to distribute air with blocked vents.

6. Replace inefficient cooling equipment with new high-efficiency equipment that has a higher coefficient of performance (COP) than the existing equipment.

7. Visually inspect the condition of the heating and cooling coils and the AHU filters. If the coils are dirty or the filters are clogged, change out the filters and clean the coils.

8. Eliminate Single-Pass Cooling Systems. Single-pass cooling systems use water to cool equipment, and the water is circulated only once before being dumped. If possible, modify these systems to be a closed loop.

9. Track and analyze energy consumption using a tool like The Energy Management Platform (EMP) from WGL Energy Services. The EMP helps you manage energy consumption and provides recommendations for energy efficient changes.

10. Educate employees and building occupants about how their behaviors affect energy use.

Additionally, WGL Energy Services (WGL Energy) customers can utilize our Energy Management Platform (EMP) to help manage your electricity consumption. The EMP is a free online tool for WGL Energy government, commercial and industrial customers and can provide you with customized energy efficiency recommendations that can help you save money.

To access your EMP dashboard for more personalized energy-saving suggestions, click here.

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