12/01/2013

6 Energy Strategies for Holiday Weekends

Temporary changes in occupancy offer savings opportunities

 

Ensure energy savings during long weekends by scaling down lighting, HVAC, and other services to account for fewer occupants.

Gearing up for an extended holiday weekend? If a significant chunk of your building occupants are scheduling time off to coincide with Christmas, New Year's Day, or other seasonal celebrations, take this opportunity to save on energy with these six tips from BOMA.

  1. Remind tenants to turn off all task lighting and power down electronics when they leave for a long weekend.
  2. Coast the HVAC system during the last few hours of the day before the weekend. Many tenants will leave early before a holiday.
  3. Set up a "by request only" HVAC supply.
  4. Implement an automatic building-wide lights out after the majority of people should be gone – for example, around 7 p.m. – with a tenant override mechanism for occupants staying late.
  5. Turn off hot water heaters or reset hot water thermostats to the lowest possible setting.
  6. Make sure your janitorial service provider is aware that your office will be closed for the holiday to avoid unnecessary energy use.
 


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We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

Yaskawa drives offer quality performance for air handlers and cooling towers on the roof to secondary chilled water pumps in the basement

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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