Ways to Produce Some of Your Building’s Own Energy

Sustainability is defined as “avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance”. When most people think of this, they think of reducing energy and resource consumption, which is certainly important. If your facility can generate some of its own energy, however, it will become truly sustainable, and the company will reap major savings in utility costs.

In Florida, one of the easiest ways to set up your building to produce some of its own energy is to install solar panels, which harness the power of sunlight to create usable electricity. Placing even a small array of panels on the roof will pay dividends in newly acquired energy. Windmills are also popular in parts of the country like the Northeast and Midwest. Most of the costs associated with such systems stem from installation; they require a high initial investment, but afterward begin to pay for themselves.

A new technological trend in energy production is harnessing kinetic, or motion-based, energy in facilities. Buildings that use this install piezoelectric panels in the floor that use the pressure from foot traffic to generate new electricity. Such a system is already in use in an area of Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

If you are looking to produce some of your building’s own energy, we at MaintenX are ready to help you install and maintain the necessary systems. Please contact us any time for more information about our services.