Industrial facilities use 31 percent of all commercial energy consumed in the United States. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 30 percent of that energy is used inefficiently or unnecessarily. Increasing the energy efficiency of your facility's performance can produce significant savings that can greatly impact your net operating costs. By taking steps to reduce energy consumption for lighting, heating, cooling, water, and process equipment, you can take great control of your facility's expenses. With increasing economic pressures and rising utility and operating costs moving towards long-term efficiency through energy management practices is an important aspect in improving your building's performance.
Effective energy management begins with a rigorous energy assessment. Energy assessment come in varying degrees of details, but all are aimed at finding options for improving energy usage. Before doing an in-depth assessment we recommend a good first walk-through energy assessment. This type of assessment involves walking around your building to identify low-or-no-costs operating and maintenance measures that will reduce consumption while maintaining or improving comfort. When performing a walk-through, it's generally a great ideal to look at the most energy-intensive areas such as lighting, HVAC, refrigeration, and cooking equipment, as well as the overall building envelope. Easy and low-costs upgrades may also be found, like replacing your T12 and T8 fluorescent lamps with LEDs.
Take control of HVAC efficiency to lower your electric bill
HAVC systems can account for as much as 30 percent of an industrial facility's annual energy usage. Efficiency upgrades to existing HVAC system can mean big savings on your electric bills and can add up to better productivity, increased employee morale and greater profitability. Solutions include optimizing the performance of chiller plants by adding VFDs to existing pumps and fans, installing controls to existing chiller plants or replacement of inefficient chillers or rooftop units. VFDs can also be used to gradually ramp up the motor up to operating speed, lessening mechanical stress, reducing maintenance and repair costs, and extending the life of the motor and the driven equipment. VFDs are among the most popular HVAC upgrades within industrial facilities.
Adjust your electricity usage pattern and get cash payment
Demand response program shift electric consumption patterns to take advantage of lower energy rates based on the time of day or to receive incentive payments designed to lower electricity use when electric system reliability is at risk.
LewLew improves energy economics with an integrated approach to minimize the project payback period, and reduce overall electricity costs. We do this by employing multiple integrated strategies such as reducing consumption through energy efficiency; shifting high peak demand loads for electricity through solar generated electric avoiding peak demand charges. Solar arrays are most efficient on hot summer afternoons when electricity rates tend to be much higher.