No business wants to be in the habit of wasting money, which means most businesses look for every opportunity to become more efficient. Whether that means improving processes or streamlining the workforce. Yet when businesses look internally for opportunities to become more efficient, they might lose sight of some big opportunities all around them.
Commercial buildings account for nearly one-fifth of all the energy consumed in the United States, and a significant portion of that energy goes to waste. Through carelessness and a lack of proper planning, many businesses waste energy in the workplace. This not only adds up against the bottom line, but also creates consequences for the environment and our natural resources. However, operating a more energy-efficient commercial building doesn’t have to involve tearing out the infrastructure to replace it with solar panels or windmills. Often, a few tweaks can make a world of difference. Even something as relatively minor as turning off lights when no one’s in the room can reduce a building’s energy use substantially.
The following checklist provides some simple ideas businesses and commercial property owners can follow to ensure that their buildings are more energy efficient. See if there are any ideas you can use in your workplace, and watch the savings accumulate.
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These innovative hospitals are choosing to look after the environment as well as their patients. With modern, state of the art facilities, eco-friendly hospitals are winning awards for their efforts.
Here, we take a look at some of the most environmentally friendly hospitals in the USA.
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Savings could reach that enormous level if energy efficiency for commercial and industrial buildings improved by just 10%, according to Energy Star program estimates. The pie chart in this infographic shows what energy is being used for in commercial buildings. This guide also offers simple tips to improve the energy efficiency of a commercial building.
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With increasing interest in eco-friendliness, energy efficient and sustainable living among both homeowners and home buyers, the various environmental benefits of metal roofing are increasing its popularity for use in home.
Below are 7 reasons to go green with metal roofing:
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Controlling and reducing energy consumption has become a priority of governments around the world in recent years. It is now apparent that our planet’s natural resources are running out and if we are to sustain the global economy and take care of the earth, then we need to be more energy efficient. This will result in less money spent on energy by homeowners, businesses, schools and government agencies and the money saved can be spent on things, such as education, housing and healthcare.
As well as saving money and being good for the economy, being energy efficient is of course, great for the environment and over time this will enhance our quality of life. The Paris Agreement, a treaty signed by almost 200 countries around the world so far, has set in place targets and deadlines to help reduce energy consumption.
In this infographic we’ll show you some of those targets and what they mean, as well as how countries are currently progressing. We’ll also give you some handy tips on what you can do in your own home to help conserve energy and play your part in the fight against global warming.
If you’re wondering what the UK has done to combat energy consumption, we’ll give you some information on that too! Politics and government plans can be complicated, but we’ve broken things down in this piece to give you a better understanding of an issue that’s vital to every person on the planet. Get ready to learn more about Global Energy Efficiency.
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