Conserving Energy Usage With Commercial Lighting

For any commercial building owner or manager, energy efficiency is important for several reasons, from general sustainability to limiting monthly utility bills and more. There are several areas you can look into when it comes to improving energy efficiency, especially within the electrical realm, and one of the simplest here is your lighting usage.

At Orange Electric, we’re proud to provide comprehensive commercial electrician services, from basic electric repairs and upgrades to new system installation and numerous areas in-between, including lighting installation. We also offer expertise and tips on how to keep your building’s electrical setup and usage as efficient as possible on a day-to-day basis, the kinds of themes that often help our clients save large sums on their utility bills while also taking on more sustainable practices. Here are a few of the top approaches to take when it comes to limiting energy use for your lighting needs.

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LED Lights

Over the last five-plus years, the cost of LED lighting has decreased by tremendous, exponential amounts – while a single LED bulb used to cost upward of $100, today it costs under $10. And when you consider the massive increase in efficiency you receive with the use of LED bulbs over other traditional types, this is a major change that building owners should be well aware of.

Did you realize, for instance, that a single LED light bulb brings you 25,000 hours of basic use? That’s a far cry from the numbers provided by traditional incandescent bulbs, which are closer to 1,000 hours of use before they begin to stop working – and that’s before even considering the cost of operation between the two, which is about two-and-a-half times higher for incandescent bulbs than it is for LEDs. A bulb that uses less energy and will last for up to 25 times as long? The energy efficiency benefits here are almost too good to ignore, and your savings will recuperate extremely quickly from your up-front cost if you replace older bulbs with LEDs.

Keeping Lights Off

One of the simplest themes out there for limiting energy usage and remaining sustainable: Keeping lights off when they aren’t in use or needed. This is often as simple as reminding employees to turn off desk lights and other lighting areas when they leave for the day, or as instructing after-hours maintenance staff to turn off lights that have been left on. In addition, while leaving some lights on within the office overnight for security reasons might be necessary, there are several modern themes here that allow for this to be done without using quite as much energy.

Motion Sensor Lighting

One such theme we’re referring to above: Motion sensor lighting, which is enormously beneficial for many commercial buildings that are looking for a combination of lighting security and energy efficiency. As their name indicates, motion sensors turn on whenever someone enters a room, then turn off after a long enough period of inactivity signaling no one remains in the room.

And while security is often a top use of motion-sensor lighting, it’s not the only one. In fact, many offices have transitioned to motion-sensor lighting for common areas like bathrooms, kitchens or even conference rooms, helping not only make lighting more convenient, but also assisting with energy use limitations by turning lights off when no one is using them.

Cleaning Themes

Many building or business owners don’t realize it, but one factor that directly contributes to poor energy efficiency is dirty bulbs. A bulb that’s caked in dust and debris will not be as bright when you turn it on, meaning you’ll need more lights on simply to achieve the same baseline level of brightness you were going for to begin with.

Meanwhile, cleaning lights is incredibly easy. Ensuring bulbs are off, simply run a dry cloth or dusting mechanism over your bulbs once every week or so to ensure they don’t deal with these concerns.

Natural Light

Another great way of limiting energy usage from lighting: Utilizing alternative forms of light that don’t require any energy usage, also known as natural light from the sun. Numerous commercial buildings present great opportunities to allow natural light in, including large windows often found in many areas. There are plenty of times of day where you can limit the number of indoor lights that need to be on, simply by letting this light in.

In addition, natural light has a well-known impact on employee productivity within the workspace. It’s known to increase both happiness and overall work quality, so it has additional benefits beyond just increasing your energy efficiency.

Professional Services

And finally, perhaps the single simplest tool at your disposal for making any part of your building’s energy usage, including all lighting themes, more efficient: Working with quality electricians like ours. From our general inspections to new lighting installations or even an entirely new electrical setup, our professional electricians have a keen eye for numerous areas where we might be able to make your system more efficient. We’ll recommend efficient LED bulb upgrades and help you find the best bulbs for your needs, for instance, plus will handle numerous logistical areas.

Have questions about your circuit breaker or how to manage particular areas of your electrical setup? We’re here to help with those as well, plus to handle any and all repairs without you risking your safety or the quality of the service.

For more on how to conserve energy within your lighting setup, or to learn about any of our commercial electrical services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Risks of Poor Commercial Building Parking Lot Lighting

Many people naturally think first about indoor areas when they hear the words “commercial electricity,” and this is understandable – some of the chief areas here are indoors. However, it’s also important for building owners and managers to be aware of certain outdoor areas within this realm, particularly outdoor lighting needs and themes.

At Orange Electric, our commercial electrician services include a comprehensive range of both indoor and outdoor solutions, with lighting a key theme for numerous clients. One particular type of lighting we regularly assist commercial clients with, and which is valuable for several purposes: Parking lot lighting. Quality lighting in your building’s lot protects you from a few major risks, each of which we’ll go over in this primer on why this form of lighting is so important.

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Vehicle Accidents

There are several potential causes of vehicle collisions or related accidents, and poor visibility is definitely among them. Research has shown that crashes, from minor fender-benders to much more significant collisions, are more likely to happen at night in parking lots that do not have adequate lighting than those that do.

And if you’re a building owner or operator, a theme arises here that we’ll go over regularly within this article: Liability. Even if your vehicle itself isn’t involved whatsoever in an accident that takes place on your lot due to poor lighting, there’s a chance your business could be sued and held liable for damages or injuries sustained during these incidents.

Crime Risks

Another behavior that’s much more common in the dark: Crime of various types. Criminals don’t want to be seen or identified easily, whether they’re considering burglarizing vehicles, attempting to rob people leaving the building or even trying to vandalize or burglarize the building itself. There are a mixture of both personal damage risks and liability concerns at play for building owners here, especially if it can be shown later on that there was not adequate lighting in the parking lot to help identify the culprits.

Hazards and Injury

Another risk of a darker parking lot, especially during the Utah winter, is injury and resulting liability. If someone slips and falls on some ice when leaving the office because parking lot lights are out and they can’t see properly, business or building owners could be sued for liability. In addition, having a well-lit property will simply make you look better to prospective clients, while the flip side will look bad.

Professional Assistance

Are you concerned about your commercial building’s parking lot lighting? Speak to our commercial electricians, who are happy to help with these and numerous related themes at your convenience. We’ve assisted tons of clients with ensuring they have robust, efficient lighting for their parking lots to limit liability, crime and other concerns at all times.

For more on any of our commercial lighting or other commercial electrician services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Variables to Consider for Utah Commercial Lighting Setup

When it comes to the planning and application of a lighting setup for a commercial building in Utah, things can get somewhat complex. This is generally a more detailed job than a residential setup, involving several fixtures and also some important code-related areas, and utilizing the services of a quality electrician to assist you during this process is vital.

At Orange Electric, we’re here to help. Our commercial electricians have assisted numerous business owners or facility managers with lighting setups or upgrades for a huge swath of different commercial buildings, ranging from smaller structures to vast warehouses and many in between. While there are a number of technical factors that go into the setup of any commercial lighting system, and we’ll be happy to go over these with you in detail as they pertain to your structure, there are also some broad themes and variables we recommend thinking about from the 10,000-foot level as you plan things out here. Let’s go over several things for Utah building owners to think about here.

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Functionality

First and foremost, for somewhat apparent reasons, the functionality of your lighting system is paramount. We’re not just talking about ensuring you purchase lights that actually work, though this is part of the program as well – we’re also talking about ensuring the location and placement of light fixtures is conducive to the space.

Say you’re the owner of an office building where lots of paperwork is regularly passed around, for instance. In these settings, you need enough lighting in all common office areas to ensure staff can easily read and see what they’re doing without straining their eyes – if not, you’re risking major losses in productivity. At the same time, you want your lighting setup to be simple and easy to operate. Combining these two factors is generally the baseline here.

Safety

And while other items on this list are also important for a lighting setup, they all fall under the broad control of the most important aspect here: Safety. No lighting installation or upgrade should be made that risks the safety of building occupants in any way, and we will not perform such an installation.

This is one area where it pays to have professionals like our commercial electricians working with you. Not only are we experts on the safe, straightforward setup of any lighting system, from wiring needs to many other areas, we’re also experts in factors like lighting on staircases or in other potentially hazardous areas. As a business or building owner, limiting potential hazards and resulting liability is a big deal – and proper lighting is one major tool at your disposal here.

Adherence to Code

Another important area here is ensuring your building is meeting all local codes and related requirements that may be in place. These are typically for several areas, with electronic connections being one of them. Again, this is an area where a qualified commercial electrician is a huge asset: We know all the local building codes and can easily confirm you’re in compliance with all of them for any lighting setup,

Aesthetics

While you might think of lighting system aesthetics as a secondary concern, they’re actually very important – especially if you run a customer-facing business where clients or prospective clients are regularly visiting. Lighting aesthetics are actually one of the first things guests to a commercial building notice, and they impact the first impression people have when they walk into your offices.

Not only do you want lighting that’s robust and covers the entire facility, you want it to look great and give off an impression of professionalism. This is a simple area where through a combination of modern lighting formats and quality fixtures, we’ll ensure your setup both looks and functions optimally.

Efficiency

Operating costs are also an important factor for any building or business owner, and lighting efficiency plays a big role here. There are numerous highly efficient lighting options available today, including LED lights, that offer much better energy usage numbers than prior options.

For this reason, if your lighting system is older, particularly the bulbs or fixtures themselves, it could be time to consider an upgrade. Especially if you’ve noticed recently that your electricity bill is rising, this could be due in part to older light fixtures that aren’t efficient – you might be surprised how much you’ll save in the long run by replacing these with more efficient modern options.

Reliability

Finally, we mention reliability specifically because, while it’s an obvious factor to some, others may gloss over it a bit too much. Some building owners are so laser-focused on the cost of their lighting setup that they get tunnel vision, barely focusing on other elements that are also important.

It’s great if your initial setup costs a bit less, sure, but if you skimped on reliable materials to make this happen, you’re going to pay for it down the line one way or another. Your lights will be less efficient and will raise your energy costs, for one, and will also be more likely to fail far sooner than more reliable options would – meaning you’ll be paying for replacements or an entire system overhaul much sooner than you would be otherwise, and some or all of those initial savings you found will be gone.

For more on the important variables at play when setting up a new commercial lighting system, or to learn about any of our electrician services in Utah, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Staying Safe Around Commercial Electrical Wiring

While there are many areas the commercial electricians at Orange Electric touch on when we perform work in your building or facility, one stands above the rest generally: Safety. From installing electrical features that are safe and free of hazards to providing building owners and operators with numerous areas of safety expertise, we ensure that your entire electrical setup is both safe and effective at all times.

One of the key elements involved in any area of electrical safety is wiring. Wiring has the potential to lead to certain hazardous conditions within an electrical setup, especially if it’s exposed to certain other elements or damaged in specific ways. Here’s a quick primer on a few common wiring-related issues your building may experience, plus our recommendations if these take place – which, as you’ll see, almost always involve calling our team for assistance.

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Open Wiring

If you come across wiring in your building that’s open or exposed, you should absolutely never touch it or try to fix it on your own. Regardless of how harmless it looks, or even if you’re not sure whether it connects to an actual electrical source, this is simply a risk that should not be taken.

In cases where your building has recently undergone any renovations, whether electrical or otherwise, first find out whether the exposed wiring may be related to these projects – though you should still inform whoever is in charge of these projects to remove it even if this is the case. If no such project is taking place, however, we generally recommend temporarily shutting down the power in this area of the building, using your circuit breaker, while you call our commercial electricians and wait for them to arrive to handle the issue.

Sparks or Heat

In other cases, you may notice sparks or heat emanating from a light switch or power switch in your building. Again, without dedicated electrical training, you should never try to remedy this concern on your own, as you’re putting your own safety and the quality of the building at stake if you do.

Rather, contact our team to inform them of the issue. It’s often due to faulty wiring somewhere in the switch, and this can be a major fire hazard that you should have remedied right away.

Breaker Concerns

We mentioned the circuit breaker above, and building owners or managers should have basic knowledge of where this is and how it works. In emergency cases where exposed wiring or other risks are taking place, you may need to shut down power to a given area using the breaker box.

However, if any other issues take place with your circuit breaker or the wires connected to them, stop immediately. This is an area that should only be handled by professional electricians. Call our team and wait for their instructions before acting further.

For more on how to maintain wiring safety within a commercial facility, or to learn about any of our commercial electrical services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Utah Electrical Licenses: Master Electricians and State Validity

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on the different electrical licenses you might see for an electrician in Utah. This state requires that all electricians, both residential and commercial, carry licensure for any jobs, and there are a few different types or tiers that you might find depending on the job you require.

At Orange Electric, all of our commercial electricians carry full licensure, plus proper insurance coverage to ensure both parties are protected at all times. If you have a need for particular skills that require a higher level of licensure, we have electricians at the ready to meet it. Today’s part two of our series will go over the upper tiers of electrical licensing in Utah, plus a quick word on whether these licenses are valid in other states nearby.

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Master Electrician

The highest threshold available for electricians when it comes to licensure is Master Electrician. There are actually three ways someone can qualify for this title:

  • Completing four years of experience as a licensed Journeyman Electrician (we went over this license format in part one).
  • Graduate trade school with a two-year associate’s degree, then work as a licensed Journeyman Electrician for two years.
  • Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an EAC/ABET-accredited school, then work as a licensed electrician for at least one year.

Master Electricians can work in any setting, plus are licensed to both plan and supervise complex electrical projects, including in commercial facilities.

Residential Master Electrician

Like with Journeyman Electrician licenses, there are both overall and residential options available for Master electricians. Residential Master Electricians have fewer requirements than general Master Electricians: Applicants must work as a Residential Journeyman Electrician for at least two years while accumulating at least 4,000 on-the-job hours.

Residential Masters are, as you may have guessed, not licensed to work on commercial jobs. However, they can plan and supervise complex residential jobs.

Validity in Other States

One common question we get from some clients, especially those who have facilities in more than one state surrounding Utah or the Southwest area: Do Utah’s electrical licenses transfer? In certain cases, the answer is yes.

Specifically, Utah has what are known as reciprocal license agreements with these states: Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada and South Carolina. In just these five states, those with licenses from Utah are able to work on jobs. However, for any other state, separate licensure must be obtained before this can be done legally – and each state will have its own set of reciprocal agreements (some have none).

For more on electrician licenses in Utah, or to learn about any of our commercial electrical services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Utah Electrical Licenses: Requirements and Lower Tiers

For any business owner or manager looking for quality commercial electrician services, assessing qualifications is vital. At the top of this list is ensuring any electrician you work with is fully licensed within the state.

At Orange Electric, we’re proud to offer commercial electrician services that are only ever carried out by fully-licensed electricians with the state of Utah, plus include proper insurance coverage for both our company and your property. Did you realize that there are actual multiple forms of electrical license available in our state? This two-part blog series will go over how the state works in terms of these licenses, the different licenses you might see on the market, and some other important details.

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Utah and Electrical Licenses

All electricians performing work in the state of Utah are required to obtain and maintain an electrical license. This process is controlled and carried out by the Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.

To become a licensed electrician under this format, one must first become an apprentice. This involves submitting an application with employer information, which has a small cost. From here, not only must the apprenticeship be completed, the individual must also obtain significant on-the-job hours as an apprentice to become licensed – and this is the primary area where differences show up in terms of the various licenses available. Our next few sections will go over these different license types.

Journeyman Electrician

A basic tier of electrical license in Utah is for Journeyman Electrician. This title requires that the individual finish an approved apprenticeship, plus accumulate at least 8,000 on-the-job hours over a period of four or more years.

In other cases, the requirement might be 16,000 or more on-the-job hours over at least eight years. Once licensed, Journeyman Electricians can work on a variety of job sites, including both commercial and industrial.

Residential Journeyman Electrician

A slightly lower tier here is the Residential Journeyman Electrician, who must finish their approved apprenticeship and complete at least 4,000 on-the-job training hours in two years or more. There might be alternative programs here requiring 8,000 hours over four years or more.

However, as their title suggests, Residential Journeyman Electricians are not licensed to work on commercial settings, but rather are limited only to residential work. Within this limitation, Residential Journeyman Electricians who have not achieved Master status – more on this in part two of our series – will not be allowed to plan and supervise projects, only work on them.

For more on the different electrical licenses available in Utah and which kind you should be prioritizing for your next commercial job, or to learn about any of our commercial electrical services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Importance of Wiring in Commercial Electrical Upgrades

There are numerous factors you might be evaluating when it comes to your commercial electrical needs, and wiring will always be on this list. Particularly for growing companies considering expansion, either within their facility or to a new one, ensuring the quality and coordination of wiring is one of the key tasks here.

At Orange Electric, we’re proud to offer a wide range of commercial electrician services, from any repairs or upgrades you require in your current building to assistance with new electrical builds and setups, plus numerous areas in between. When it comes to expanding industrial or commercial facilities, here are a few of the specifics we’ll often advise you on when it comes to wiring, future planning and the role our electricians will take in this process.

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Problems With “Future-Proof” Wiring

For those making future plans for their facility with electricity and wiring in mind, a common term you might hear in the industry is “future-proof” wiring. The idea here is somewhat apparent: Modern building owners are looking for wiring solutions that won’t simply be obsolete in a decade, forcing more changes if they want to upgrade.

The issue with this term, however, is that electrical wiring technology is advancing quite quickly. This isn’t to say there’s nothing you can do to plan for the future – we’ll go over several areas you can hit in just a moment – but more than “future-proof” wiring really isn’t a thing at this point in time. That said, we’ll point you toward the latest and most prudent form of wiring for any upgrade or new build you’re considering through our electricians.

Planning for the Future

Once again, just because there’s not really any such thing as future-proof wiring today doesn’t mean you can’t take some robust planning steps in this area. There are numerous wiring best practices that will be carried out by our electricians, vital practices for standardizing connections and ensuring the system performs optimally.

One of these might include circuit conductor performance evaluations, for instance. If a given circuit in your building has too many receptacles, it may risk the integrity of certain electronics or appliances. If this is an issue for your expansion or upgrade, we may install dedicated circuits for high-capacity or sensitive equipment. In addition, there are several other areas where we’ll work with you to ensure wires are well set-up for the future.

Working With Professionals

The realm of wiring is one area that helps make clear the value of working with professional electrical contractors for your commercial needs. Not only is attempting to upgrade wiring on your own incredibly dangerous if you don’t have the proper training, it will also risk the long-term viability of your setup and may even create significant dangers in the building, including fire risks.

For more on the importance of wiring in any commercial electrical upgrade, or to learn about any of our commercial electrician services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Thermal Imaging for Electricity: Components Covered

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on thermal imaging and its uses within commercial electrical settings. Used to detect potential issues in several different electrical components, thermal imaging, which is just one form of thermal technology, is often an ideal way to spot concerns that would not have been visible or noticed otherwise.

At Orange Electric, we’re proud to offer a wide range of commercial electric services, from areas like monitoring and metering to identifying problems and repairing them as-needed. What are the common areas of a given electrical system that can be inspected using thermal imaging? Today’s part two will go over this plus some other basic details to be aware of.

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Full Load

One important theme that your commercial electrician will inform you of before performing a thermal imaging test on your system: It must be running at a full load for the test to be most useful. As much of the system as possible should be turned on and active while the test is being performed, which allows it to detect the performance of various components in their “worst-case” scenario, so to speak.

Now we’ll dig into the areas that a thermal imaging test can evaluate.

Conductors

The single largest part of any commercial electrical network is its conductors, which allow various components to connect and work together. Conductors may become loose or have other connection issues over time, plus may deal with various forms of wear-and-tear.

When there are issues with conductors, such as loose connections, they will typically begin heating up to higher temperatures than normal. When this area becomes hotter than those around it, thermal imaging will easily pick this up and allow an electrician to inspect and/or repair these conductors. This is one area that can be very difficult to identify otherwise, as the heating point in these areas is very small and won’t be noticed on a normal basis.

Circuits

Another of the most common electrical problems is an overloaded circuit, but once again, this issue will create heat. In particular, stressed circuit breakers will often appear hot on both ends as they are overloaded – and again, thermal imaging will pick up this overheating issue. This is one area that can have a major impact on lowering your energy bills, simply through identifying overheating circuits and remedying them.

Transformers

Transformers are used to step-down electric current, allowing it to easily be distributed around a facility. Larger buildings will have more than one transformer, in fact. Inside the transformer will be heating coils, which are full of oil and are responsible for creating heat – but if these are overloaded or there is an oil spillage (the oil is used to cool the coils), they will overheat. Thermal imaging can detect this and give a clear picture of the state of coils within a transformer.

For more on thermal imaging for commercial electrical equipment, or to learn about any of our commercial electrical services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Thermal Imaging for Electricity: Basics and Benefits

There are several important roles a commercial electrician plays, and one of these is helping building owners or managers detect and remedy minor electrical concerns before they grow into more significant problems. There are a few methods a commercial electrician may use for this purpose, and one of them is known as thermal imaging.

At Orange Electric, we’re proud to provide a wide range of commercial electrician services, from basic electrical repairs and upgrades to electrical panels, meters and other forms of tracking your electricity output. What is thermal imaging, how is it useful for electrical setups, and what are the important components generally covered by this form of imaging? This two-part blog series will go over everything you need to know.

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Thermal Imaging Basics

Thermal imaging is one form of what’s known broadly as infrared imaging science, a category that also includes infrared thermography, thermal video and more. The technology allows cameras set up to detect radiation in the long-infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum – essentially, it allows us to see things from a very different perspective within a given area.

Thermal imaging is used within numerous industries, from medical imaging to surveillance, night vision and more. It’s also useful for detecting certain kinds of issues within electrical systems, as we’ll dig into moving forward.

Thermal Imaging for Electrical Systems

The primary use of thermal imaging within an electrical setup is to detect increased thermal emissivity from a given electrical component. When such components are stressed or not working properly, one of the most common results is them heating up and emitting more thermal waves – something thermal imaging can pick up.

While conducting a thermal imaging test on your system, a camera with a display screen will be used. This screen has heat maps that show the various objects being investigated plus colors that indicate their thermal emissivity. If notable areas are found to be outside the expected range, these can be inspected and repaired. In many cases, thermal imaging allows an electrician to identify a problem with a component that would not have been picked up otherwise.

Benefits and Frequency Recommendations

Thermal imaging can detect numerous electrical issues, from load imbalances to overheating cables, stressed components and even loose connections. This allows you to not only remedy any components that aren’t working properly, but also to save money, reduce fire risks and improve building safety. It also allows you to improve your maintenance schedule and related themes.

Generally speaking, thermal imaging or another robust form of electrical inspection should be done on your building at least once a year, if not more often. If you’ve had electrical issues in the recent past, we may recommend a frequency greater than this.

For more on thermal imaging and its uses for detecting electrical issues, or to learn about any of our commercial electrician services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.

Commercial Electrical Sustainability: Natural Light, Metering

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on how owners or managers of commercial buildings can maintain quality electrical service and components for their building while also being environmentally conscious. Sustainability is a big theme for many businesses, both for themes based on public goodwill and business cost savings, and there are several ways you can promote this area within your standard electrical operations.

At Orange Electric, we’re proud to provide a wide range of commercial electrical services to all our clients, including several sustainability themes and related areas. We’ll help you maintain all the requisite electricity needs, but do so in ways that limit your footprint and your costs simultaneously. Part two of our series will dig into some other tips we regularly offer commercial clients in this realm.

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Natural Lighting or Heating

One of the primary uses of electricity within commercial buildings is for lighting purposes, and one of the simplest ways to limit your footprint while also saving yourself money is to supplement this lighting with natural sources. As long as your building has plenty of windows where the sun’s light can be let in, this can be a major asset for numerous offices, rooms and areas of the building, allowing you to scale back the lighting that’s used during many periods of the day.

Similar themes go for heating, as well, though this is more of an HVAC area than electric (and is also a bit more limited). Letting the sun warm up a space during the cooler parts of the year will save some work for the furnace or heating system, and again will save you money.

Metering

One major part of maintaining sustainability in a given building: Tracking your energy usage and how it fluctuates throughout a given month, period of months or even a year. There are several forms of metering that can be utilized here within the electricity realm even beyond your standard utility bill, allowing you to have a clear idea of your energy costs and where you might be able to save or update your usage. Speak to our team about metering options for your building.

Energy Retrofit

Finally, for those who truly want to go the extra mile when it comes to sustainability and energy savings, an energy retrofit involves analyzing your entire building and finding larger cost savings areas than a traditional energy audit. We’ll assess multiple systems as part of a comprehensive package, from energy usage equipment to air sealing, ventilation, solar control and more – helping you find opportunities to retrofit the building in smart, sustainable ways.

For more on how to maintain energy sustainability in your building, or to learn about any of our commercial electrical services, speak to the staff at Orange Electric today.