Given the substantial role that office buildings play in the North American energy consumption market, there have been many studies done producing raw data on the subject matter. One rather startling piece concludes that over 30% on the energy consumed by office buildings is wasted.
In terms of more granular analytics, it is observed that these facilities have an Energy Use Intensity of 79.8 kBtu/sq ft, with 53 kBtu/sq ft for electricity and 26.8 for natural gas. Further analysis suggests that 70% of all the energy consumed is for space conditioning and lighting and 20% is used to power all office equipment. Star Energy is dedicated to helping office building owners increase productivity and profits while reducing their energy consumption. Our comprehensive energy audits examine all aspects of an office building’s energy consumption. We examine utility bills, inspect HVAC equipment, review maintenance procedures and systems, and analyze building envelopes to accurately gauge your overall energy consumption and measure the environmental impact of your operation.
Armed with this information, we work with office building owners to develop clear-cut, actionable energy and maintenance strategies. We not only identify various energy conservation measures but also provide owners with tools such as project financing, implementation management, and incentive management to assist them in implementing various identified energy conservation opportunities.
Solutions for increasing the energy efficiency of your operation include utilizing new technologies; replacing outdated and oversized equipment with properly-sized, high efficiency models; utilizing alternative fuel sources and developing no-cost and low-cost strategies to reduce the amount of energy you use, lower your carbon footprint and boost profits.
It can't be overstated that increasing the energy efficiency of you operation is the most effective way to reduce your overall operating costs. Retrofitting older equipment with new, energy- saving technologies is a cost-effective way to save money. Examples of areas in which we have seen substantial energy savings include variable air volume air handling units, retrofit chiller plants and direct digital controls.
In addition to providing sustainable and practical solutions for increasing energy efficiency, Star Energy also provides training and tools for the ongoing monitoring and evaluation of energy use, which alone can reduce your overall energy costs by up to 15 percent.