Archive for the “Commercial Uses” Category

Facts you should know about Commercial Energy Waste in 2019

Posted on March 19th, 2019 by Corrine Kustek

Energy efficiency is top of mind for all and commercial buildings bear a huge responsibility. Between the number of commercial and industrial facilities worldwide and the remaining inefficient infrastructure, there is still a lot of progress to be made where commercial energy waste is concerned. Here are the 3 top facts we think you should […]

Ways Commercial Buildings Can Save Energy this winter (without compromising warmth)

Posted on January 25th, 2019 by Corrine Kustek

When it comes to cutting energy costs, the strategy doesn’t have to wildly differ based on the season. Whether it’s cooling costs or heating costs that are eating away at your bottom line, there are a few key focus areas that will do the trick. Automate the temperature with a programmable thermostat. It isn’t necessary […]

The WELL Building Standard and What it Takes to Be Certified

Posted on November 16th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

When it comes to modernizing your commercial real estate, there’s health benefits in addition to energy and cost savings. Whether or not you provide a working environment that’s good for your employees’ well-being is for the International WELL Building Institute to decide. How to meet their standards? It’s not easy (given the 100 wellness features […]

How to Prepare Commercial Buildings for Outages during Hurricane Season

Posted on September 22nd, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

When Hurricane Season arrives, business continuity plans and post-storm recovery are top of mind for key business stakeholders and facility management teams. It’s important, however, for all occupants to be aware of preparation tactics, potential impact and the plan of action going forward. For Building Occupants Leadership and/or Facility Managers are responsible for sharing business […]

How Smart Meters Help Utility Companies During Storms

Posted on September 13th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Smart meters provide immense value to utility companies – especially during hurricane season! Specifically when combined with an Outage Management System (OMS), utility companies and the communities they serve will enjoy three major benefits: Increased Accuracy  In many single outage instances, when customers call in to report “no light,” it turns out that the outage is […]

The U.S. Open Kicks Off Today: Sharing Highlights of Green Initiatives

Posted on August 27th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

As the two toughest weeks in tennis kickoff, the tournament brings with it hundreds of thousands of spectators and a whole lot of consumption each year. 2018, however, marks both the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Open and 10 years of growing green initiatives led by the United States Tennis Association. This year we see […]

Gear Up for a Surge in Students with Advanced Metering

Posted on August 17th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Dorm rooms, classroom space, offices, and dining halls. The amount of energy used on your average university campus quickly adds up. But can anything be done about it? Whether it’s to reduce costs in your bottom line or to foster a culture of responsible citizenship among your student body, implementing an energy tracking system will […]

How Your Airport Can Track Energy Usage & Power Quality

Posted on June 27th, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

Airports are among the largest energy consumption facilities. In fact, they’re even neck and neck with medium-sized cities. Knowing this, energy usage and power quality tracking is an absolute must. But how? Install Meters in Critical Areas. Install individual meters in various locations throughout the facility including old airport buildings, the parking garage, and the […]

Easy Office Updates for Energy Savings

Posted on May 11th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Easy Office Updates for Energy Savings   Offices are busy places, and people are always moving around, using electronics, and expending energy everywhere. For offices, especially the ones that have hundreds or even thousands of employees, energy costs can be a very expensive overhead cost. It is estimated that the average office spends around $30,000 […]

How Can Birds Safely Sit on Power Lines?

Posted on April 30th, 2018 by Electro Industries

It’s a common sight. You’re traveling along a roadway, and glance upwards to see a bird or an entire flock of birds perched calmly on an adjacent overhead line! It’s so common, in fact, that you’ve probably come to believe that birds are somehow immune to deadly voltage. After all, these are the same power […]


Clean Your Way to Energy Savings

Posted on April 30th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Save Energy By Cleaning Up Your Business   Business costs can be reduced and profit increased by examining the energy usage. There are a number of ways to reduce energy costs. These tips will assist you in cleaning your way to energy savings. Dust Ensure that all office equipment is free from dust. Ensure that […]

Becoming a Lineman

Posted on April 26th, 2018 by Electro Industries

An electrical lineman also known as a utility lineman installs, repairs and maintains distribution and transmission of electric power grids. A lineman usually works on high voltage wires and for that reason requires an understanding of the most strict electricity safety precautions.   It is something prestigious to be a member of the International Brotherhood […]

DIY Energy Audit Checklist for Your Business or Home

Posted on April 13th, 2018 by Electro Industries

When you conserve your energy, it will reduce the amount of money you spend towards your electric costs. For example, most people use simple tricks like turning down their lights to conserve energy. These are also tips you’ll receive from your electric company or Public Utility Commission as conservation tools. You know realistically the more […]


Why is Real Time Energy Monitoring Best?

Posted on April 9th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Looking for more information about real-time energy monitoring? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s some of your most commonly-asked questions answered by the power monitoring professionals at Electro Industries. Q: What is real-time energy monitoring? A: A real-time energy monitoring system is a series of meters and computer software that allows you to view how much […]


Which Portion of a School is Consuming the Most Energy?

Posted on March 27th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Schools should be managing their energy use on the daily. Especially if that school is part of any type of energy saving initiative. If you have ever been curious as to what are the most energy expensive portions of a school, here is a list of the critical places to keep track of. From least […]


What are the Differences between AC and DC Power?

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Electro Industries

What are the differences between AC / DC power? There are several differences between AC(alternating current) and DC (direct current). The primary difference is the direction in which the current flows. With AC the electric current flows in cycles that alternate between at regular intervals going forward and then backwards. With DC electricity flows in […]


Key Electrical Terms to Know

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by Electro Industries

We at Electro Industries/Gauge Tech would like to share some electrical jargon that may come in handy. Here is a list of frequently used words or verbiage you may run into on our site or speaking with us. Revenue Grade Meters are power production meters, they measure to +/- 2% accuracy per the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) rule […]


Causes of Wasted Energy at Work

Posted on March 9th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Businesses and Wasted Energy Heading a business is a big commitment. It’s important for businesses to try to keep costs down at all times. They can do so by minimizing any and all possible wastes of energy. Wasted energy can be bad for finances. It can be awful for the environment, too. There are various […]


Things to Do Around Westbury

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Westbury, New York and Activity Options Westbury is the name of a village that’s located on Long Island in New York. It’s a Nassau County community that’s not far at all from the Big Apple. If you have some time to spare in Westbury, you’ll encounter no shortage of fun and interesting activity options. Westbury […]


Nexus Series – F.A.Q. Answered!

Posted on January 24th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Today, we will be answering some frequently asked questions about our Nexus Series. If you feel like we missed anything in our answers below, please reach out to our support for any help at all at: 866-928-7908 or email us at: How can I communicate with the Nexus 1250 meter? The Nexus 1250 meter has […]


How Should I Bill My Tenants for Power?

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by Electro Industries

If you rent out residential or commercial property, you’ve probably wondered how to bill your tenants for the energy they consume. This is usually handled in one of two ways: square footage based billing and fair billing. Square Footage-Based Billing This simple practice consists of billing your tenants proportionately based on the square footage of […]


Why Should Hospitals Care About Energy Management?

Posted on April 26th, 2017 by Electro Industries

When it comes to energy, few types of facilities use more of it than hospitals and healthcare agencies. It is estimated that the average 200,000-square-foot, 50-bed hospital spends more than $680,000 on energy every year. Combined, healthcare facilities across the country spend roughly $6.5 billion on energy each year, and that number is constantly rising […]


How Energy Suppliers Can Benefit from Power Monitoring Equipment

Posted on March 15th, 2017 by Electro Industries

We all know how energy consumers can benefit from power monitoring equipment; reduced energy consumption, operating costs, and environmental impact are all common reasons why businesses around the world choose to invest in it. But what you may not know is that power monitoring equipment can also help energy suppliers operate more efficiently. Here’s how: Improved […]

Top 5 Ways Shopping Malls Can Cut Energy Costs

Posted on January 31st, 2017 by Electro Industries

  Take a look around any shopping mall and you will see an assortment of lights, escalators, electronic signage, charging stations, and other devices that consume more energy than you can imagine. It should come to as surprise that malls consume a ton of energy – up to 650 kWh per square meter each year. […]

5 Energy Saving Tips for Data Centers

Posted on January 5th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Did you know that data centers can use up to 200% more energy than normal office spaces? Fortunately, there is a silver lining to this shocking statistic: higher energy consumption means more room for improvement. Just follow these tips from the energy management experts at Electro Industries, and you will slash your data center’s operating […]

Different Types of Energy Benchmarking

Posted on November 10th, 2016 by Electro Industries

When it comes to energy management analysis, one of the most useful tools at your disposal is benchmarking – comparing the energy consumption data from your facility to an outside source. Benchmarking provides you with a baseline number so you can see how you stack up against other businesses. While it is an incredibly useful tool, […]

5 Telltale Signs That Your Business Needs to Invest in an Energy Management System

Posted on October 14th, 2016 by Electro Industries

If you want to improve corporate sustainability and cut back on your energy usage, an energy management system is a necessity. Energy management systems, also known as EMS, track your energy usage in real-time and provide you with useful insights to consumption patterns. Here are five telltale signs that your business needs to invest in […]

3 Investments That Offer a Significant ROI for Your Business

Posted on September 13th, 2016 by Electro Industries

As a business owner, nothing is more important than your bottom line. Every dollar that you spend on your company needs to offer some sort of return on your investment, or ROI. Luckily, there are three products and services that have proven time and time again that they are worth the money. Here are three […]

Where Are Schools Consuming the Most Energy?

Posted on September 8th, 2016 by Electro Industries

According to Energy Star, educational facilities in the United States spend more than $14 billion on energy every year. They also estimate that as much of 30% (or $4.2 billion) of this energy is not being used efficiently. This is because the average school building is 42-years old and not designed to meet today’s modern […]

Why All Property Managers Should Submeter Their Tenants’ Spaces

Posted on September 6th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Most property managers use one of two methods to determine their tenants’ energy costs: square footage-based billing, or submetering. Square footage-based billing is simple: take the total amount of energy that was consumed during the previous billing cycle, and divide it amongst all of your tenants. Each tenant’s individual bill is directly proportional to the […]

5 Common Problems all Energy Managers Face

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 by Electro Industries

Being an energy manager isn’t easy, and these five problems make the job even harder: Problem 1: Sorting through data. Lots of information is available to you as an energy manager; it can be difficult to sort through it all and figure out what is useful, and what isn’t. Problem 2: Communicating with people outside […]

Is Your Business Keeping Track of These Energy KPIs?

Posted on August 30th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Every business has multiple key performance indicators (KPIs) they are closely keeping an eye on. These usually include metrics such as operating costs, profit margin, market share, and customer acquisition cost. However, for every one metric you are measuring, there are probably several that you aren’t, but should be. Here are three prime examples of […]

Where Are Hospitals Using the Most Energy?

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by Electro Industries

When it comes to energy, few types of facilities use more of it than hospitals and healthcare agencies. In fact, the average 200,000-square-foot, 50-bed hospital spends more than $680,000 on energy every year. Combined, American healthcare facilities are spending more than $6.5 billion annually on electricity, gas, and other energy sources. So, what is this […]

Must-Have Power Monitoring Equipment for Restaurants

Posted on July 7th, 2016 by Electro Industries

It’s no secret that owning a successful restaurant is a difficult task. Besides the high level of competition in the industry, restaurant owners also have to deal with high energy costs that eat into their already-slim profit margins. In fact, restaurants in the United States consume nearly 3 quadrillion BTUs of major fuel per year, […]


5 Secrets to Slash Your Commercial Cooling Costs

Posted on July 1st, 2016 by Electro Industries

Summer is officially in full swing – and so are the high energy bills. Slash your cooling costs without sacrificing your comfort with these five secrets from Electro Industries: Change your air filter. A dirty air filter is the number one cause of air conditioner breakdowns and spikes in energy consumption. Make sure you routinely […]


Must-Have Power Monitoring Equipment for Shopping Malls

Posted on May 12th, 2016 by Electro Industries

Few types of facilities have a higher energy demand than shopping malls, and it’s easy to see why. The enhanced lighting in retail stores, electronic signage, and all that space to heat and cool can quickly run up a utility bill. With these high energy costs, shopping mall owners and managers across the world are […]

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