Ensuring Energy Efficiency in Your Commercial Building


mahogany inc. Energy Efficiency in Your Commercial Building

How can you ensure energy efficiency in your commercial building?

The team at Mahogany, Inc. can ensure energy efficiency in your commercial building as part of our commissioning process. Our experienced contractors inspect newer building construction, but they work on ensuring that older structures are up to code. In the past, we’ve provided services to the Sagamore Recreation Pier and Prince George’s Medical Center. If you need clarification on whether your building is energy-efficient, here are a few tips to ensure that you manage an energy-efficient property.

Check Your Building’s Insulation

Proper building insulation ensures you only use air conditioning or heating as needed. It’s a way to ensure energy efficiency in your commercial building. Insulation also prevents the AC or heating from leaking out so that you only utilize the exact amount of necessary energy for the building.

In a newer building, you can accomplish this by using non-traditional wall systems and high-performance insulation. On the other hand, consider replacing the windows and doors if you discover air leaks in your older building.

Upgrade Your Lighting

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are the most efficient choices when purchasing light bulbs. You can also save energy by reducing your lighting usage. When you’re not at work, remember to turn off your lights. We also recommend that you utilize LED lights in your structure where applicable. If you discover an appliance with an ENERGY STAR label, it passes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) energy-efficient guidelines.

Inspect Your Appliances

Energy efficiency also depends on the equipment type that the building uses. In your office, this might include printers and computers. Fortunately, there are different ways to minimize energy usage in the office while maintaining efficiency. By switching to energy-efficient appliances, you reduce your need for electrical devices and enhance them in other ways. Organizations like Energy Star make certifications that promote energy-efficient products. Moreover, make sure to activate sleep settings on copiers, printers, fax machines, etc. Also, shut off all machinery when not in use.

Consider Upgrading to a LEED Building

LEED is an acronym signifying Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Our general contractors can design a building to this green standard. This effort aims to enhance buildings’ sustainability in areas like energy use, water efficiency, site planning, and more. Do you want to learn more information about our building commissioning services? Call us today at 410-727-0334 to ensure energy efficiency in your commercial building.

Contact Us Today!

Whenever you’re ready to build or renovate a business, Mahogany Inc. has your back. Call us at 410-727-0334 with any questions and speak to one of our licensed professionals. To see examples of our work or to gain inspiration for your next project, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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