Energy consumption is one of the crucial factors in many commercial and institutional buildings. To cut down the cost in paying huge electrical bills, facility management experts make use of various techniques and equipment that determine the energy efficiency of a facility. They adopt energy efficient practices that are specific to a facility and help to conserve energy and also enhance the comfort level of the facility. The facility managers reduce the costs by saving energy without affecting the safety and productivity of the occupants of the facility.
The facility managers conserve energy by making use of a renewable energy sources that improves the energy performance of the facility. They include natural resources like solar electric systems, wind turbine systems, geothermal heat systems and the like.
Other way for conserving energy is by using energy-efficient lighting, they cut down the costs by using the latest lighting technology. The energy efficient retrofits must be chosen which increase the quality of lighting and help to save energy. For upgrading the lighting system, electronic ballasts are widely used, the energy efficiency can also be increased by making use of day light which is the natural sunlight that helps in warming up the resources.
Facility managers must also create awareness among the occupants of the facility regarding efficient energy use by offering some tips that optimizes the performance of the facility.