09/06/2001

Energy: What's Up Now?

Part 3: What You Can Do Now

 

You may not be able to solve the national energy problems individually, but you sure can ease the risk on your buildings and budgets. Energy is NOT an uncontrollable expense. The cheapest form of energy is the one not bought and the most reliable is the one not needed. There are proven ways to reduce a building's energy budget in a cost-effective manner. However, it does take commitment and some work to do this successfully. Controlling energy costs is not any different than controlling the costs of labor or any other expense required to run a building.

It is important to recognize that responsibility for risk management is shifting rapidly to building managers. Paul R. Cunningham, PE and president of Altus Group (www.altusgroup.com) in Austin, TX, notes in the July issue of Energy User News, "In the past, energy users could ignore the factors that led to fluctuations in power prices. Utilities assumed these risks and structured tariffs accordingly. Now the users must identify, quantify, and deal with the risks."

If you are located in a state that has restructured, the first task may be learning how to buy power in a competitive market. This means evaluating suppliers, developing requests for bid, and negotiating contracts. If you operate a group of buildings, consider combining them into a single load because such aggregation can often obtain better prices and shared risks.

 


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.

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.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com


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.

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.

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 
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