Green architecture is seeing incredible growth in the commercial sector. As more and more businesses commit to environmental sustainability, they are looking for novel ways to reduce their carbon footprint. It is important to both consumers and long-term success of the company. However, there is not one clear path for companies to follow to improve their environmental practices. They must choose individually which measures will be most effective for their long-term goals.
Building upgrades are often the easiest ways to drastically reduce a building’s emissions. As an advocate for environmental sustainability, MaintenX encourages the use of green technologies for HVAC, plumbing, energy, and roofing. Below are just a few options to make your building more sustainable:
Install multiple water heaters.
This is an unconventional but highly effective energy saver for your facility. It takes a great deal of energy to heat one water heater large enough for an entire commercial facility. In addition, the energy required to move that water throughout the facility is essentially wasted. In comparison, point-of-use water heaters will reduce your energy costs exponentially. While installing multiple water heaters may seem expensive, it will immediately help you reduce your energy output.
Use energy-efficient windows.
In Florida, where MaintenX is headquartered, we hear clients complain all the time about the high energy bill during the summer. This is not only costing you, but costing the natural environment around you. You can easily reduce your energy use from the HVAC system by installing energy-efficient windows that insulate and block the sun’s rays in the summer. This helps to keep your facility cool and your power bill low.
Use reclaimed and recycled building materials.
It may not be within your means to upgrade to new appliances, but you can make small adjustments by upgrading with recycled or reclaimed resources. Recycled materials can be used for roofing and some interior repairs. Or, you could collect rainwater to use for your sprinkler system to keep your outdoor area looking fresh. There are plenty of affordable ways to reduce building-related waste.
MaintenX has many other ways to make an impact on your building maintenance. We believe that environmental sustainability starts at the ground level, and we want to help you achieve those goals with preventative care that promotes energy efficiency. To learn more about eco-friendly building installations, contact us today!