30 Apr '12, 1pm

Places to Look for Energy Losses in Commercial Buildings

Good article, but you missed one item…people. People are the greatest source to look for energy savings. One example, space heaters. If the location of the company is in a climate where winter strikes, watch for space heaters. In your rush to turn off 20 extra lights, understand a space heater consumes as much…for 1 person. Plus, the more space heaters, the more out of sync the building heating system becomes. The space heater makes everyone in the office colder. Then, there are demand charges…each space heater is about 1.5kW…so 10 space heaters is 15kW. If your building is avoiding demand charges by managing the loads on the floor, space heaters could push a company to the next level of demand fees and costs, even a new billing tier.

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2012/04/30/places-to-l...

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