09 Aug '12, 3pm

10 tips to improve your buildings' operational efficiency

10 tips to improve your buildings' operational efficiency

In the U.S., buildings consume 40 percent of energy. In dense urban settings, commercial buildings can account for up to 75 percent of energy used and 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. These facts make it critical that buildings operate more efficiently to help meet the country’s growing energy needs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money and create jobs. Many of the steps toward improving building operational efficiency are relatively easy and inexpensive to deploy. Here are 10 steps to help an owner or manager move toward peak efficiency for his or her facility. Measure water usage and waste. Conduct a water audit of your facilities, campus or geography to determine where water is being used and wasted. Reduce water consumption by maintaining equipment and fixing leaks. Even a slow faucet leak can waste 300 gallons of water per month. Pay special attention to...

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