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 know in 2019:
- Commercial buildings account for 20% of all US energy consumption and as much as 30% of that use is waste from inefficiencies (MIT Energy Initiative).
- Mercantile and service commercial buildings, such as malls, dry cleaners and gas stations, account for the largest percentage of commercial energy consumption at 15%. Office facilities rank second and are just shy of service properties at 14%. (U.S. Department of Energy)
- The U.S spends roughly $400 billion on commercial and industrial energy each year. Just a 10% improvement in energy efficiency could contribute to an annual $40 billion in energy cost savings. (Constellation)
Wondering how you can save? Talk to Electro Industries about submetering solutions.
Users worldwide depend on EIG power meters to monitor power information within substations, industrial facilities and commercial buildings. Using EIG power meters, you are able to monitor energy usage, record power quality and log revenue grade energy data throughout a distribution system.