- The easiest way to reduce cost – don't use it. Adjusting your energy schedules, even 15 minutes on your building start-up and shutdown, can save thousands of dollars a year.
- A kilowatt isn't a kilowatt – Energy prices vary throughout a 24 hour period. Attempt to use energy when demand is low – some utilities even pay you to consume energy at off-peak hours.
- Power down when away – simple devices such as power strips and motion sensors on vending machines can save you thousands of dollars a year and most importantly save consumption when not in use.
- Measure it – SeaSuite customers average an 8-12% reduction in energy usage by monitoring what they use and actively looking for ways to reduce energy.
- Incentives – ask your local utility about incentives for energy efficiency; they may cover up to 50% of the cost of energy efficient retrofits.
- Energy savings doesn't have to cost a lot of money. By tracking use and comparing to a normalized peer set, you can see how you compare and easily identify opportunities.
The Goby team works on gathering energy and sustainability data on over 300 Million Square Feet of commercial real estate on an annual basis ranging from the 10,000 foot retail space to the 5 Million foot corporate headquarters and the multi-tenant class A office. Learn more at SeaSuite.com; we'd be happy to chat with you about these tips and other ways to maximize energy use and efficiency.