Enterprise Electric views Sustainable (Green) building as more than a polite gesture of responsible corporate citizenship and pursuit of the inherent environmental benefits; we’re also about saving our clients substantial construction, operations and maintenance costs over the life of a building.
With Lighting and HVAC most often accounting for the majority of total consumed energy, they often represent the greatest opportunity for savings as well. Over 40% of a LEED green building certification applies directly to work that Electrical Contractors perform.
An effective energy strategy takes a holistic view with an integrated approach: Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency, and Responsible Energy Production.
Performing an Energy Audit is the first step in transforming a building into an energy efficient and cost-effective structure. The greenest buildings are actually existing buildings that have gone through an Energy Audit, and then retrofitted with electrical efficiencies..…this practice keeps construction related waste out of landfills. An Energy Audit will also give you an accurate ROI and Benefit/Cost ratio on which you can make an honest assessment and an informed decision.
Advanced Lighting Control (ALC) is the future of lighting and offers building owners and managers a great opportunity to reduce utility bills and improve lighting efficiency. The utilization of area-specific lighting control, coupled with daylight harvesting and the use of more efficient light fixtures in commercial offices can reduce electricity consumption by up to 50% depending on solutions deployed.
Responsible Energy Production rounds out our integrated approach with renewable or alternative energy installations; photovoltaic (solar power systems), advanced energy storage, or fuel cell technologies. It’s not uncommon that the size and capacity of a solar array necessary to reach an intended goal is greatly reduced as a result of the efficiencies gained through the Energy Auditing process. Numerous initiatives, tax rebates and incentives are also available for qualifying installations.
Turn your “Mega-watts” to “Nega-watts” and let Enterprise Electric guide you through your next sustainable building project