Did you know educational facilities across the United States spend more than $14 billion on energy each year? Furthermore, it is estimated that about 30% of this energy (or $4.7 billion) is ultimately wasted.
With statistics like these, it’s easy to understand why schools across the country are implementing energy management systems on their campuses. Here are three ways that all schools can benefit from power monitoring equipment:
- Identify and improve inefficiencies. Energy management systems which utilize submeters can pinpoint energy consumption down to a specific building, floor, or piece of equipment. Using this information, you can easily identify inefficiencies within your facility and design energy-saving programs to fix these weak points.
- Spread awareness around campus. Once you have this energy consumption and savings data available, you can display it across your campus and invite students and staff to join the initiative. This added awareness can cause students to be more conscientious of their energy consumption habits, leading to further savings of 15% or more.
- Qualify for government rebates. If you are applying for government certifications, such as an LEED building, there are certain guidelines you have to meet. A professionally-installed energy management system can help you monitor your progress, achieve your goals, and provide the data needed to support your claims. Meeting certain benchmarks can even qualify you for a government rebate.
Want to learn more? Click here to learn how the University at Buffalo is utilizing energy management systems to reduce consumption campus-wide.
Electro Industries has helped educational facilities around the world save money, energy, and the environment for more than 40 years. Visit our website to learn more about our energy management systems, or give us a call at (866) 928-7908.
March 7, 2017