Smart Buildings and Sustainability
As a business owner, you want to do what you can to “go green” and save energy. Not only is a sustainable building cost efficient, but it also has a positive effect on the environment. Read up on how your smart building can save energy with these two big expenses and why it’s important.
Heating and Cooling
Heating and air conditioners are likely one of your biggest recurring costs as a business owner. Not only are the costly financially, but they also hurt the environment. Cooling and heating emit greenhouse gases that weaken the Earth’s ozone layer and contribute to global warming.
HVAC automation regulates your building’s temperature based on pre-programmed settings. Your heating and cooling system can be adjusted based on the time of day, number of people in the office, the building’s location, and more. These temperature settings help conserve energy (and money) by only using the system only when needed and striking a balanced temperature.
It is easy to forget to turn off lights as you leave a room, and even more difficult to get your employees to do it. Tons of money and energy is wasted daily just by keeping lights on in a room that isn’t being used. Electricity produced from fossil fuels produces emissions and releases carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the air we breathe as well as the water we use.
Electricity bills can be slashed by conserving light in your office building. Automated systems can turn lights off and on based on whether or not someone is using the room. It can also dim lights to your desired brightness, helping conserve energy throughout the day.
Just a couple of changes in your building can help save energy (and your wallet) every month. Give ACS a call today at (913) 248-8828, and we’ll be happy to come assess your building. We can install HVAC automated heating and cooling systems, automated lighting systems, and a lot more. Check out our smart products page for more information on what ACS can offer your business!