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How Can I Reduce Energy Consumption In My Building?

Commercial Buildings and Energy Management: Three Ways Large-Scale Operations Can Cut Energy Costs

Every business needs to place profitability at the forefront of their annual goals. With excess energy usage being a common pain point for many businesses, lowering utility costs is an effective way for them to significantly improve their bottom line. 

If you''re looking to reduce energy consumption in your building, consider the following strategies:  

Develop an Energy Management Team

Energy-saving initiatives often fail because it''s unclear who's responsible for planning, managing, and implementing specific solutions. Considering the average electrical cost per square foot of commercial space is around $1.44, large office buildings need an effective way to control their energy spending.

Luckily, there's an easy solution: developing an energy management team. To do this, start by pulling representatives from key departments within your organization. Create incentives to keep costs low, or build a bonus structure that's tied to the amount of energy your team saves. By having multiple departments working together, it'll be much easier to monitor and reduce energy consumption in your building. 

Conduct an Energy Audit 

An energy audit is a comprehensive assessment of your company's energy usage, which helps identify opportunities to combat excess consumption and expenditures. Yes, energy assessments can be conducted in-house. However, it's recommended you seek professional help from an energy specialist. They know exactly how to identify peak consumption times throughout the year, making it much easier to understand what types of upgrades will bring the highest return on investment.

Looking to conduct an energy audit? It''s easier than you think. 

Pacifico Power offers on-demand energy audits, providing you with an instant estimate of your potential savings. Simply enter the address and contact info for your property, and we''ll generate a model displaying how renewable energy can help your business. It takes less than five minutes—what are you waiting for? Generate My Instant Energy Audit

Invest in Renewable Energy Sources

Arguably, the most effective way to reduce energy consumption in your building is by investing in renewable energy sources like solar power. While the initial cost can seem like an inhibitor, just remember the price of a new system is offset by long-term energy savings, which helps businesses of any size improve their bottom line. 

How Can Commercial Solar Solutions Improve My Bottom Line? 

By now, it''s well known that solar power helps reduce energy consumption in your building. But, did you know the cost-savings extend far past utility bills? For businesses looking for a surefire way to improve their bottom line, investing in commercial solar solutions can provide the following financial advantages: 

  • Tax Credits and Rebates: The U.S. Federal Government runs several programs, including the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC), which aims to encourage businesses to invest in renewable energy. These incentives come in the form of tax refunds or rebates, helping make solar a more affordable option for businesses leery about the switch.
  • Break Free From the Power Grid: California''s power grid is notorious for its fluctuating energy costs. Luckily, solar power enables your businesses to reduce its reliance on the grid, helping you avoid the cost of purchasing electricity during peak rates.
  • Generate Additional Revenue: Sometimes solar panels generate more electricity than your business can use. In these circumstances, California offers Net Metering Programs, meaning you can sell excess power back to the grid, which generates additional revenue.
  • Lower Operating Costs: Solar panels have a long lifespan and require very little maintenance, which provides a low-risk, cost-effective way to power your building for decades to come.

Energy-Efficient Office Buildings Are Just a Click Away

Looking to reduce utility costs, break free from the power grid, or bolster your corporate sustainability efforts? Here''s the secret: you''ll need a renewable energy partner to get there. 

Enter Pacifico Power. We''ve been developing large-scale solar projects for over a decade. With experience in design, contracting, permitting, consultations, and financing, Pacifico knows exactly what it takes to improve your bottom line. Schedule a free consultation to learn more, and let''s develop a strategy to reduce energy consumption in your building.