Energy efficiency is out; Operational Efficiency in IN (and in a very big way!)
2016 is all about integration; solutions that work together to change processes rather than changing a specific technology or behavior.
The major trends for the coming year indicate that building owners recognize the financial value of measuring and monitoring building performance, and using that data to guide operational strategies and make smarter investments.
While lighting retrofits remain the most popular CapEx investment, this year we’re seeing more businesses – both large and small – developing comprehensive resource management strategies to drive cost savings even further. With the changing energy grid, rising water prices, and tighter regulations, these growing trends can give savvy companies a real competitive edge and improve their bottom line. Let’s take a closer look:
With tax season quickly approaching, it’s important to identify every opportunity for savings before it’s time to file with Uncle Sam. If your building was built or renovated after 2006, or if you’re planning an energy efficiency upgrade for this year, you could qualify for a tax deduction of up to $1.80 per square foot! Taking advantage of this deduction can significantly offset the upfront costs associated with implementing energy efficiency measures and improve cash flow.
As 2015 draws to a close, we’d like to recognize the tremendous impact our clients have made on the environment this year. Through your energy efficiency improvements and company-wide sustainability efforts, you have saved over 7.5M kilowatt hours energy and avoided over 10,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. We sincerely thank you for your contribution to a more sustainable planet.
We would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season and a bright year ahead. We thank you for using EES Consulting to help your business reduce costs, improve profit and help the environment.
Happy holidays from all of us at EES. We wish you all the best for a prosperous 2016!
The start of winter can be tough for many small and medium-size businesses. Shorter days and colder weather can throw operating costs out of whack, and dwindling budgets make it difficult to implement major changes. Plus, if you’re located in a cooler climate, there’s a good chance your electric rate is increasing for the next 4-6 months.
But you don’t have to let winter energy woes put a damper on your holiday season. There are many easy (and free!) ways you can cut energy expenses and save money this winter – and you’ll continue to reap the benefits well into the summer.