Most nonprofit organizations don’t have plentiful resources to allocate however they want. Given how much it can cost to make energy-efficient improvements, making efficiency upgrades can seem like a luxury. But that’s not necessarily true. You can take small, affordable steps to make your nonprofit group more energy efficient.
The 3 Steps to Energy Efficiency
Whether you’re a nonprofit or commercial business, it doesn’t matter—investing in energy-efficient upgrades can benefit any entity in a number of ways. Not only will you be able to lower your energy consumption and utilities, but you’ll also be able to save money and improve the safety of your facility. Here are some steps you can take to improve your energy efficiency.
Do an Energy Audit
The first step in the process is to make an assessment. You’ll want to know how your building uses energy and how much energy it uses. By gaining a basic understanding of how much energy your building wastes, you’ll be able to create an attainable goal for your efficiency project.
You’ll also want to get in touch with an energy consulting company like GreenBee Lighting. The company will be able to perform a thorough energy audit and give you an accurate report on all the inefficiencies in your building. It will also list ways you can address these energy-draining issues.
Start With the Basics
It’s not necessary to overhaul your whole operation to make it energy efficient. A number of simple, straightforward options can bring about big savings. For example, since LEDs use 75-80 percent less energy than traditional bulbs, replacing old fluorescent light bulbs with LEDs can lower operational costs. These kinds of upgrades can even come with rebates and incentives, increasing the affordability of the improvements. The most common types of improvements include LED lighting retrofits and lighting control upgrades such as motion sensors.
It never hurts to invest in clean energy solutions such as solar panels. Renewable energy technology is not only beneficial for the environment, but it comes with some helpful perks. These perks can include tax incentives, a more reliable energy supply, and enhanced public image as you demonstrate your commitment to clean energy.
Contact GreenBee for Your Energy-Efficient Improvements
Lower your operational costs as you continue to serve your community with energy-efficient solutions provided by GreenBee. Our team of experts has helped a variety of clients, ranging from schools to business owners, lower their energy bills with cost-effective upgrades. We offer energy audits, installation, and we’ll even help you find rebate opportunities to help fund those improvements. Give us a call today!
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