Reducing lighting costs is an easy way to reduce overall energy consumption. It sounds easy and it is. Below are four easy steps to get you started:
1) Determine how much you are using and spending
2) Complete a building lighting audit
3) Consider motion sensors, timers and energy saving lighting
4) Install LED lighting in Common Areas
It’s best to consult with lighting experts to determine the most efficient next steps toward energy savings. Minol is always here to help shed some light on your energy expenses.
Submetering a new project or retrofitting an existing one can be complicated, particularly in heavily regulated areas. From planning early to selecting the correct metering system, following best practices can not only save time and money but headaches for your Project Management Team!
Click below to download, “Water Submetering Best Practices: Preparing for a New Construction Submetering Installation,” authored by Phil Neeves, industry veteran and submetering expert.
Many people are surprised to find out how much water the average person uses. Estimates vary but each person uses about 80 – 100 gallons of water per day.
The largest use of household water is to flush the toilet followed by taking a shower or bath. Submetering promotes conservation within a community. When residents pay for their actual usage, they can take the necessary steps to reduce their individual bills.
Many people don’t know you can test your toilet for a secret leak in three easy steps and in less than 20 minutes.
1. Put 10 drops of food coloring in the tank.
2. Don’t flush for 15 minutes.
3. If the colored water shows up in the bowl, you have a leak.
Encourage your residents to report leaks as soon as they are spotted. If leaks are happening more and more, it’s time to consider new toilets or retrofitting your current hardware.
We look forward to seeing clients and future clients next week in Houston. April 11 and 12th. Booth #1320.