Whether in the home or in the office, the largest opportunities
for saving water are in improving Faucets, Toilets, and their leaks.
Appropriate retrofitting of these components can easily amount to
30% or more water savings per person, without any change in behavior.
Air Conditioning Optimization
AC Tune ups will lower utility bills by reducing energy consumption,
extended equipment life, fewer repairs, improved reliability, and
Increased cooling capacity and efficiency.
The modern lighting control system is more than just relay panels
and hardware. It is a completely digital, integrated system that
will lower your operating expenses. By simply turning off unneeded
lighting, energy consumption is reduced as much as 40% - 50%.
We now have the capability to convert the existing traditional HID
outdoor lighting to last as long as fluorescent lamps. Since HID
lights are more efficient that Fluourescent lamps, much lower power
lamps can do the job and save a great deal of electricity over many
years. The new system will be dimmable and programmable for even more
savings. The cost of the retrofit will be very low as there will only
be a need for a new lamp and ballast.
Energy Efficient Lighting Retrofit
Lighting systems normally account for 30% of the electrical energy
use in office, or retail facilities. That doesn't take into account
the cooling energy required because an inefficient lighting system
adds heat inside the building. By having an energy efficient lighting
system in your facility, you can reduce energy costs. In addition,
energy efficient lighting systems provide better visual color qualities.
This results in greater occupant comfort and productivity.
Solar energy installations enjoy similar benefits as lighting
efficiency retrofits: reduced electricity bill, as well as
incentives from both the local utilities and federal tax incentives.
on our sister site, for a summary of incentives in the S.Cal. Area.
Lamps other than incandescent bulbs contain hazardous materials such as
Mercury. All states require that light bulbs be recycled or disposed of
according to strict environmental rules. We can perform this disposal and,
if needed, provide legal certificates to that effect.
Window film insulation will provide increased comfort and energy savings,
reduce excessive heat gain through your windows,
will offer fade-protection for your furniture and drapes,
cut glare, reduce up to 99% of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
Window film can also prevent injury from shattered-glass fragments.
Cool Roof Reflective Coatings
Cool roofs are highly reflective, highly emissive roofing materials
that stay 50 to 60 degrees F cooler than a normal roof under a hot
summer sun. Cool roofs can cut building owners' energy costs. Because
cool roofs gain less heat than normal roofs, they reduce the need for
air conditioning making buildings more comfortable to the people inside.
In 2005, the California building code (Title 24 Update) requires all
commercial buildings with air conditioning units to install a "cool roof"
Look around. If your building has multiple incandescent lights (standard, flood, halogen) or T12 (1.5-inch diameter) fluorescent lights,
it is probably a good candidate for a lighting retrofit. Call your utility company and ask them to conduct a free energy audit. You may
discover a very attractive payback by improving your lighting system.
The proper selection of the "Color Spectrum" (also known as "temperature") for a given environment is as important as the total amount of light of an installation. With the correct temperature lamp it is often possible to reduce the light output and save even more energy while keeping the occupants happier.