Make energy management and conservation part of your organization's cultural DNA
Lighting a commercial space properly, whether it is an office, manufacturing plant, warehouse, or sports facility, is a big deal. Not only do lights consume electricity, but improper lighting can harm productivity or even create dangerous conditions for those working or using the space. All important things to consider when deciding on a lighting system. There are 4 basic lighting technologies that are common for non-residential applications:
- Linear fluorescent tubes
- High-intensity discharge (HID)
There is no one-size-fits-all solution, as each type of light has advantages and disadvantages in a given application. Historically, linear fluorescent tubes were common because of their low cost, but constant tube replacement increased maintenance costs as well as the environmental impact of a facility. In modern facilities, LED lights have come into favour thanks to new technologies that have brought the cost down and made LED lights the ideal choice for more environments than ever before. LED lighting systems have widely been known to be more energy efficient as a result of producing more light with less heat than other lights. This used to come at a cost, as LED lights were much more expensive, which is no longer the case. New manufacturing technologies have brought the cost of LED lighting in-line with other systems. LED lighting is now the most economical lighting to own and operate. LED lights are highly competitive when compared to T8 or T5 fluorescent tubes, often viewed as the most inexpensive lighting you can install. LED wins out when you factor in the reduced maintenance costs, lower operating costs and reduced environmental impact of LED lights, which need to be switched out far less frequently than T8 fluorescent tubes. If you’d like to learn more about LED technologies, contact us to have one of our LED specialists answer your questions, show you the options available, and help you determine the cost savings you could expect from making the switch. From classrooms to manufacturing floors, parking lots to hockey rinks, we work with you to design and implement an energy-efficient lighting system best suited to your needs. We ensure you get the right amount of light needed to suit the space, while minimizing both energy and maintenance costs over the life of the system.
WHY ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLANNING?
In recent years, rising energy costs have had a significant impact on private and public sector organizations of all sizes. Energy costs are expected to increase by 35% – 40% over the next decade. It’s simply become too expensive to ignore the issue.
The good news is that there are more technologies than ever that address both energy conservation and renewable energy generation.
The problem is that most organizations do not have the internal resources to make sense of the confusing (and often conflicting) claims of competitive solutions, or evaluate whether they are taking risks with new technologies. It’s hard to tell if the solution you pick will be the right one in the future.
Effective leaders need all the information available to plan, measure, and target continuous improvement in all aspects of their organization. All too often, energy reduction is left to a rollercoaster ride of ad hoc initiatives that yield less than satisfactory results.
It takes an educated specialist to help determine a solution that will give immediate results while also being the best choice for the future.
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WHY CHOOSE TRADEFORCE TECH
Most Energy Management planning systems follow a traditional, four-step continuous improvement cycle of “Plan-Do-Check-Act” or “Plan-Implement-Monitor-Review.” At Tradeforce Tech, we recognize that Energy Management planning is unfamiliar territory to most organizations, so we add an additional step: education. By teaching our clients why a given solution is the best choice, we can make energy management an important element of organizational culture. If everyone understands how a system is helping to conserve, they will be empowered and motivated to use it to its full potential. An informed team becomes engaged, and an engaged team produces superior results.