04 Oct Celebrating National Energy Efficiency Day!
This week we celebrated an exciting day in our industry, National Energy Efficiency Day, also known as EE Day, with this year’s hashtag being #EEDay2019. EE Day is the first Wednesday of October. Energy efficiency might not be on the tip of your tongue. But in our office, we live and breathe it every day. So when our industry got a national day of recognition, we were ecstatic!
In honor of this special day, we created a video to inspire everyone to become an energy superhero and save more energy. Check it out.
It would be impossible for us not to get excited about energy efficiency since our company culture revolves around sustainability. But everyone wins when they use less energy. By reducing pollution and greenhouse gas levels we help the planet and while saving money on your energy bill. Learn more about how energy efficiency helps reverse climate change.
Our passion for energy efficiency extends beyond the office. Even when our engineers retire their spreadsheets at the end of the day, you’ll find many of them geeking out on energy efficiency while using the Sense Home Energy Monitor, calculating and optimizing their EV charging costs while navigating time of use rates, and installing smart LED fixtures.
History of National Energy Efficiency Day
Energy Efficiency Day hasn’t been around very long, the inaugural day was in 2016. It is a result of dozens of energy efficiency advocacy groups collaborating around the U.S.
“Save Money. Cut Carbon. Breathe Easier.” is the message of Energy Efficiency Day.
The goal of EE Day is to share tips, tools and stories promoting the multiple benefits of energy efficiency. From the website, energy efficiency is “the cheapest, quickest way to meet our energy needs, cut consumer bills and reduce pollution. Energy efficiency is also an economic engine, supporting more than 2.3 million jobs nationwide in manufacturing, construction and other fields – most of which can’t be outsourced overseas.”
How to save money in your commercial and industrial buildings or agricultural facility
We specialize in helping businesses, public sector agencies, and higher educational institutions save energy. There’s a variety of ways to get started saving energy and even get money or no-cost technical support to start saving.
Commercial Building Energy Audits
Many organizations start investigating energy saving opportunities by getting an energy audit. If you’re not familiar with what a good energy audit entails, check out this post describing what is an ASHRAE Energy Audit. One key to getting the most value out of your commercial building energy audit is hiring a reputable energy auditor. Learn more about how to hire an energy auditor here.
Another avenue to energy savings is by performing retro-commissioning (RCx). We describe RCx in this post, as well as other terms used for building commissioning.
If you’re wondering what the difference is between energy audits and retro-commissioning, check out this post.
Find out if your building can benefit from retro-commissioning from one of our RCx specialists.
Ready for project implementation?
There are many ways to achieve energy efficiency, from energy efficiency retrofits to efficient new construction. Some clients have in-house resources to explore these options, and others seek third-party representatives such as ourselves. Some agencies prefer hiring a once stop shop such as an energy service company (ESCO) that both designs and implements energy saving projects. You can find out how to improve your ESCO experience here.
No matter where you are in your interest in saving energy, we commend you on exploring the world of energy efficiency. If you have any questions about saving energy contact us anytime, where it’s like national energy efficiency day every day.