70% of the world’s electricity is used to light, cool, and heat our buildings. Energy efficient buildings could reduce the world’s energy needs in 2050 by one quarter or more.
Entero takes a multidisciplinary approach that starts by examining an organization’s energy using equipment to make sure there are no low-hanging opportunities such as installing LED lighting or improving heating and cooling systems. This includes analyzing onsite energy generation potential. From that point, Entero will implement a monitor and optimize program that will unearth more opportunities. Additional areas to review include energy procurement processes, peak load reduction, demand response and operational adjustments.
The LED Lighting Revolution
It’s amazing what canbe done to reduce consumption by just looking to your lighting. Look ath the chart to the right and imagine the cost saving by switching 100’s of lights per floor of your business.
Lights using LEDs last a very long time
LED light bulbs are now being rated for 50,000 hours and many believe that 100,000 hour lamps are very close at hand. That would mean a bulb that was being used continuously would last over 11 years. That same bulb kept on twelve hours a day would last almost 23 years. If it were on three hours per day, the DOE standard, it would last over 91 years.
Energy Efficient Technologies Include:
- LED lighting
- Motion and Temperature Sensors
- Heating and Cooling System Upgrades
- Solar PV/ Solar Thermal/ Passive Solar
- Operational Adjustments
- Cool Roofs
- Electricity Storage
- and more
Our services also involve examining an organization’s approach to procuring and using energy, with a focus on the integration of utility rate schedules, tariff arrangements, and peak load reduction, and any renewable energy and energy storage options that make sense.
Because energy rates in some markets have historically increased at 4 to 6 percent per year on average and technology prices have plummeted, optimizing energy management can be very meaningful. While fortune 500 companies hire staff to study and implement these opportunities, to date they have been out of reach smaller organizations, and that’s where Entero comes in.
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