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Office Space

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By becoming more energy efficient, commercial real estate (CRE) organizations can reduce operating expenses, increase property asset value, and enhance the comfort of their tenants.

Energy represents as much as 30 percent of a building's operating costs. Now consider this: undertaking energy efficiency measures can reduce energy consumption - and thus, utility bills - by 30 percent or more. These savings add directly to the bottom line. A 30 percent reduction in energy consumption can lower operating costs by $25,000 per year for every 50,000 square feet of office space. The best part is that these improvements to energy efficiency can often be attained through no-cost or low-cost projects that also enhance the indoor environment of commercial office buildings.

Besides energy cost savings, thoughtful energy management provides several less tangible financial benefits. An important one has to do with investor perceptions. Recent studies have linked energy management to stock market performance. Investors are discovering that management teams who are successful at grappling with the complexities of energy and environmental management tend to also have the internal capacity needed to safeguard the overall financial health of a company. This relationship can be seen in the recent pressure by investor groups on businesses to disclose environmental and energy performance as part of their annual reporting.

Increased asset value is another benefit derived from energy efficiency measures. For every $1 invested in energy efficiency, asset value increases by an estimated $3. That means that energy efficiency can be used as a low-risk, high-return investment. Savvy business managers are coming to appreciate that energy efficiency is an excellent means to spur internal growth, especially in income properties where any reduction in operating costs directly translates into an increase in net operating income (NOI). In tight real estate markets where the ability to grow through investments in building or buying may at times be constrained, increasing NOI is a viable alternative. Energy-efficient buildings also help attract the most discerning tenants and buyers

Highlights

  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Provide a better work space
  • Project may qualify for rebates/tax deductions

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Conservative Energy | Commercial Lighting | Industrial

 

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Industrial

Industries » Industrial

“Industrial efficiency is important.  Everything the U.S. can do to increase industrial energy efficiency or divert consumption and production from petroleum-based feedstock’s helps enhance energy security.” – Samuel Bodman, Secretary of Energy

  • A large plant uses as much energy as 20,000 typical homes; a medium sized plant consumes the same energy as 455 homes.
  • For every one plant in the United States, there are 320 homes and 685 motor vehicles.
  • Industry accounts for one-third of global energy use and almost 40% of worldwide Co2 emissions. Achieving substantial emissions reduction in the future will require urgent action from industry.
  • U.S. industry embraces technology innovations that offer proven benefits.

Substantial opportunities for saving energy and reducing carbon exist throughout the U.S. industry. To address industry’s underinvestment in energy efficiency, concerted action is needed to accelerate the uptake of proven, leading-edge technologies and practices.

There are many ways to lower your facilities energy usage, determining the correct replacement of old inefficient systems can be overwhelming when dealing with day to day operations. Our trained staff can provide simple solutions which will promote savings, reduce Co2 emissions, and implement a better working environment for your employees.

Highlights

  • Reduce energy usage
  • Provide better light output
  • Reduce maintenance costs

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Conservative Energy | Commercial Lighting | Road Lighting

 

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Road Lighting

Industries » Road Lighting

Good visibility under day or night conditions is one of the fundamental requirements enabling motorists to move on roadways in a safe and coordinated manner. 

Properly designed and maintained street lighting will produce comfortable and accurate visibility at night, which will facilitate and encourage both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

Today, street lighting commonly uses high-intensity discharge lamps, often (HPS) high pressure sodium lamps. Such lamps provide the greatest amount of photopic illumination for the least consumption of electricity. However when scotopic/photopic light calculations are used, it can be seen how inappropriate HPS lamps are for night lighting. Induction light sources have been shown to double driver peripheral vision and increase driver brake reaction time at least 25%.

New street lighting technologies, such as Induction lamps, emit a white light that provides high levels of scotopic lumens allowing street lights with lower wattage's and lower photopic lumens to replace existing street lights.

Highlights

  • Increased visibility
  • Increased pedestrian safety
  • Reduced maintenance

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Conservative Energy | Commercial Lighting | Hotel

 

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Hotel

Industries » Hotel

Lighting accounts on average for about 30% of total electricity used in Hotels. 

Recent developments in lighting technology combined with planned lighting control strategies can result in very significant cost savings, typically in the range of a third to a half of the electricity traditionally used for lighting. There can be additional savings in energy consumption where the hotel is air conditioned, as the new energy saving lighting produces less heat.

Due to the majority of lighting having to remain on 24/7 in hotels, our energy efficient products have a fast ROI (typically 1-3 years.) Some of our solutions can help to reduce energy consumption up to 90%!

Highlights

  • Products may qualify for rebates/tax deductions
  • Reduce energy costs
  • Reduce carbon emissions

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Residential

Industries » Residential

The U.S. spends about one-quarter of its electricity on lighting at a cost of more than $37 billion annually. 

By making improvements to your lighting, you are guaranteed to cut your energy bills. With about 11% of a home’s energy bill going to lighting, using new lighting technologies can reduce lighting energy use in your home between 50% and 75%. Advanced lighting controls like motion sensors offer additional energy savings by automatically turning lights off when not in use. You can apply for energy-efficient financing through a government-insured or conventional loan program. Some states even have programs for their residents, so it's a good idea to contact your state energy office to find out if your state provides these programs.

Highlights

  • Reduce energy costs
  • May qualify for rebates/tax deductions
  • Reduce HVAC load

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Conservative Energy | Commercial Lighting | Warehouses

 

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Warehouses

Industries » Warehouses

When we look at a warehouse there are many areas where businesses can reduce consumption, whether this is consumption of energy or resources.  In turn both of these concepts can help reduce spending. 

As energy costs continue to rise, any reduction in consumption will help the environment and a company’s bottom line.

In the warehouse, businesses are reducing energy costs in a number of simple ways such as using motion sensors to only illuminate areas in use and charging forklift trucks in off-peak hours when energy costs are lower. Some companies are looking at introducing solar panels on the warehouse roof and intelligent electrical systems to take advantage of off-peak power. Good lighting is essential in a warehouse to promote worker visibility, safety and performance. An efficiently illuminated facility will also reduce operating costs, which will impact the bottom line. In applications where employees are doing light assembly work or boxing products, color identification may be essential. Color rendering index (CRI) is to 100, the more natural product colors will appear. The CRI of metal halide lamps is 65, with HPS lamps at 20. The CRI for florescent lamps is 80, while induction is 85+.

Induction systems offer the advantage of “instant on.” All high intensity discharge (HID) have a warm up time. During a power surge or, outage for example, a standard metal halide luminary will require 10 – 15 minutes to cool down, plus an additional five to seven minutes to heat up. Induction on the other hand, will re-light immediately. Induction systems operate up to 700Deg. cooler than HID luminaries.

The higher the wattage lamps, the more heat a HID system will produce, which could lead to higher HVAC costs. If a facility’s air conditioning costs are unusually high and the lighting system uses high wattage lamps, the system may be retrofitted with induction luminaries to reduce the operating costs.

Highlights

  • Reduced HVAC load
  • Induction lamps are instant re-strike
  • Qualifies for Tax Deductions

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Conservative Energy | Commercial Lighting | Parking

 

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Parking

Industries » Parking

Parking structures are typically illuminated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or 8,760 hours per year, which makes the electrical utility cost the first or second largest expense for parking structure operation.  The typical parking facility lighting system consists of a 150Watt metal halide (MH) or high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures with a total input wattage of approximately 190Watts per fixture including the ballast power consumption.

Roughly 80% of the criminal acts at shopping centers, strip malls and business offices occur in the parking lot. Lawyers make a good living off liability cases based on a lack of sufficient security measures or not taking “reasonable care” in the protection of employees and customers against criminal threats. The lawsuits often revolve around lack of sufficient lighting, surveillance and response.

Conservative Energy (CE) sources a vast variety of energy efficient lighting products to help alleviate high energy costs that parking garages can occur. In many cases we can reduce your facilities parking garage lighting energy consumption up to 60% while increasing light output.

Highlights

  • May receive tax deductions
  • Good for video surveillance
  • Reduce energy use up to 60%

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Healthcare

Industries » Healthcare

Every $1 a non-profit health-care organization saves on energy is equivalent to generating $20 in new revenues for hospitals or $10 for medical offices.

For-profit hospitals, medical offices, and nursing homes can raise their earnings per share a penny by reducing energy costs just 5 percent! Hospitals operate on a tight budget, with the ever increasing cost of health-care professionals and equipment and the high default rate of payment on hospital bills, it is important that a hospital or health-care facility keep maintenance and energy costs down.

Commercial office buildings are often criticized for wasting energy by using inefficient methods to keep occupants cooled and rooms well lit. But hospitals, which operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, consume two-and-a-half times as much energy as office buildings and emit two-and-a-half times as much carbon dioxide, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Conservative Energy (CE) provides many solutions which can help reduce energy consumption within your facility. Day to day operations can keep outdated inefficient lighting fixtures from being noticed. Our staff can provide multiple solutions to help alleviate high energy costs, reduce Co2 emissions, and implement a healthier environment for your clients.

Highlights

  • Reduce energy use up to 90% with efficient exit signs
  • Enjoy lighting with no flickering or buzzing noises
  • Reduce HVAC load from low heat lighting

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Conservative Energy | Commercial Lighting | Schools

 

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Schools

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According to the US General Accounting Office, 14 million students (over a quarter of all students) attend schools considered below standard or dangerous and almost two-thirds of schools have building features such as air conditioning that are in need of extensive repair or replacement.

This statistic does not include schools with less obvious but important health related problems such as inadequate ventilation. A recently published document by the American Federation of Teachers notes that the General Accounting Office found that the air is unfit to breathe in nearly 15 thousand schools.

Poor health and study conditions in schools are of particular concern for a number of reasons, including:

  • There are some 60 million students, faculty and staff in schools.

  • The large majority of schools are built not to optimize health and comfort, but rather to achieve a minimum required level of design performance at lowest cost.

  • Few states regulate indoor air quality in schools or provide for minimum ventilation standards.

  • Almost no schools are designed with the specific objective of creating healthy and productive study and learning environments.

  • Chronic shortage of funds in schools means that schools typically suffer from inadequate maintenance, and experience degradation of basic systems such as ventilation, air quality and lighting quality, as well as poor control over pollutants (e.g. from cleaning materials).
  • Students and faculty typically spend 85% to 90% of their time indoors (mostly at home and at school), and the concentration of pollutants indoors is typically higher than outdoors, sometimes by as much as 10 or even 100 times.
  • Children are growing, their organs are developing, and they breathe more air relative to their body size than adults, and as a result sustain greater health problems and risks than adults from toxins and pollutants common in schools.

Highlights

  • High CRI 85+
  • Reduced carbon emissions
  • Healthier work environment

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