06 Aug '11, 6pm

Would Your Building Pass an Energy Efficiency Background Check?

Would Your Building Pass an Energy Efficiency Background Check?

This summer, my EDF partner, Adam Hart, and I are running energy efficiency background checks on buildings at Mecklenburg County Real Estate Services in North Carolina. Of the county’s 100 facilities, we identified 15 energy-intensive sites and arranged site tours of them for a closer look. In our energy assessments of the facilities, the red flags for energy waste were older machines with low energy efficiency, lighting, and HVAC systems. The county’s indoor gyms and pools are equipped with over 300 metal halides that are 400W and 1000W, which run more than 50 hours per week. Due to their long re-strike time, daylight sensors and occupancy sensors cannot be used to help save energy. However, switching to lower wattage LED lights can cut current energy use by 85% and allow for the installation of daylight sensors and occupancy sensors for further energy reduction. Changing...

Full article: http://www.enn.com/energy/article/43030

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