5 Tips to Reduce Property Energy Use
Owning large commercial property means managing a large space and inventory. Ever wonder how you can create a more energy-efficient property to reduce bills and increase profits? Look no further. Today, we are discussing 5 tips to reduce your commercially owned energy use!
1. USE NATURAL LIGHT
This may seem simple, but why not use free sunlight to help reduce lighting costs? By placing skylights or large windows in your building, you can not only reduce the amount of lights you need, but natural sunlight can heat your space organically!
2. PLANT TREES
You'll be wondering what trees have to do with energy efficiency. Planting trees on your property creates more shaded areas, helping to keep your building cool during the summer. Investing in shades for larger windows can also be a great help during the summer, so your building's cooling system is not working overtime against the heat of the sun.
3. INSTALL LED TECHNOLOGY
The obvious next step in reducing energy use in a commercial property is LEDs. Installing LEDs is the fastest and easiest way to reduce your energy bill without a major construction overhaul.
4. USE OCCUPANCY SENSORS
A great addition to the LED installation is the installation of LED occupancy sensors. In department stores or back rooms that don't need constant light, occupancy sensors can save you more money in addition to LED saving. Now, your lights only come on when they are needed!
5. SWITCH TO SOLAR
The last big step you can take to reduce total energy consumption is to install solar panels. In the past, we've talked about the importance of installing LED lighting before solar panels, as this saves you money in the long run. By installing the LEDs first, you reduce your total power output. When it's time to install the solar panels, you'll end up needing fewer solar panels to power your commercial property, thanks to LEDs that reduce energy consumption!