Setting Energy-Efficiency Goals For 2020

Environmental conservation is a hot topic in today’s corporate culture. However, underlying in the umbrella of eco-consciousness is a concept that most businesses strive for every day: energy efficiency. Facilities that are energy efficient are not only able to reduce their environmental impact, but they are also able to cut costs dramatically. There are many ways in which these cost savings can be achieved. 

MaintenX encourages our clients to invest in energy efficiency today. There are benefits to gain for your facility, your employees, and the community at large, all of which contribute to the long-term sustainability of your organization. Below are just a few ways in which you can invest in an energy-efficient future at your facility: 

Remote working. Remote working, when a viable option for office workers, is a great way to grow your company without increasing costs. Workers can utilize their home resources, reduce their commuting costs, and save on other work-related expenses by spending more time in the home office. This eliminates not only energy costs for you, but costs in nearly all other aspects of hiring. This also makes you a more attractive employer for many candidates. 

Energy-efficient HVAC. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning account for a large percentage of your energy bill. Reducing these costs with an energy-efficient HVAC upgrade can significantly improve your air quality as well as your monthly power bill. Talk to MaintenX about energy-efficient HVAC options for your facility. 

A paperless office. Paper use in offices is a major source of waste and carbon emissions. In fact, it is estimated that if office paper usage in the U.S. was reduced by just 10%, the country could reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 1.6 million tons. This waste equated to higher energy costs across the board, which can be significantly reduced, if not eliminated, by digital record keeping and communications. Paperless offices are not for everyone, but making a conscious effort to reduce paper waste will help you reduce your overall energy use.  

Energy-efficient roofing. Your roofing may be one of the most overlooked areas for potential energy savings. Energy-efficient roofing helps to reflect the sun’s rays in order to eliminate heat transference. This helps to reduce air conditioning costs during the summer, which account for a majority of energy costs. In addition to energy-efficient roofing, you may want to consider installing solar panels on roofs to diversify your energy sources. 

There are many ways in which a company can reduce both their environmental impact and their budget. MaintenX provides many solutions with our installation and service options for energy-efficient HVAC, plumbing, roofing, and other commercial systems. Contact us today for more information.

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