INSTALL ANTI-SWEAT (ASH) HEAT CONTROLS
Refrigerated glass display cases, like those found in grocery and convenience stores, contain heat strips to prevent moisture from forming on the glass and frames. Uncontrolled Anti-Sweat Heaters typically operate continuously, yet they are needed only a fraction of the time. The ControlTec AS-20 Anti-Sweat Heat Control is designed to give you complete control of your frozen and medium temperature equipment. The AS-20 combines Anti-Sweat Controls for your energy hungry glass display doors with optional 24 hour temperature sensing and monitoring.
Instead of running door heaters 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the ControlTec AS-20 can determine when glass doors will condensate and automatically turn heaters on before condensation begins and back off when not needed. Save up to 80% on your glass door heating costs by installing ControlTec AS-20 Anti-Sweat Heat Controls!
INSTALL AUTO DOOR CLOSERS
Whether you own a restaurant, bar or convenience store, your walk-in cooler or freezer is likely one of the largest line items in your energy usage. If you’re looking to reduce your overhead it is imperative you do all you can to optimize your walk-in for maximum energy efficiency. The Auto Door Closer is applied to the main insulated door and is firmly able to close the door when it’s within one inch of full closure. Ensuring the walk-in cooler or freezer door is firmly closed every time it’s opened can prevent a significant amount of cold air from escaping, saving energy and money!
REPLACE INCANDESCENT LAMPS WITH CFL'S
Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL’s) are five times as efficient as incandescent bulbs. They also last eight to ten times as long, and produce much less heat than incandescent bulbs do when they’re on. This, in turn, can help to reduce the cooling costs to your building.
Although the most common types of CFL’s are the exposed spiral-tube models shown to the right, many have a plastic cover and look similar to incandescent bulbs. There are even models that look and perform similar to parabolic reflector (PAR) lamps and decorative “flame” lamps.
Today CFL’s come in many shapes and sizes to accommodate the needs of the marketplace. Advances in CFL technology have provided suitable alternatives to traditional incandescent and halogen indoor and outdoor lighting.
INSTALL ECM MOTORS
The ECM motor offers numerous advantages over earlier PSC technology. Its inherent efficiency offers an energy savings of 50% or more, while its rugged design provides an operational lifespan approximately 3 times longer than the PSC. These systems feature more even temperatures, better indoor air quality, precise humidity control, quieter operation and lower utility bills!
INSTALL EVAPORATOR FAN CONTROLLERS
In virtually all walk-in coolers and freezers air is cooled by forced-circulation evaporators that contain propeller fans powered by fractional-horsepower motors. Typically, these fans run continuously even though, on average, full airflow is only required about half the time. Evaporator Fan Controllers slow these fans when full speed operation is unnecessary, saving 10% to 60% in overall refrigeration energy and 20 to 40% of the operating costs of a walk-in cooler or freezer!
T8 LAMP WITH ELECTRONIC BALLAST
Replacing T12 fixtures with magnetic ballasts and older generation T8 fixtures with electronic ballasts to 25W T8 lamps with electronic ballasts reduces lighting energy consumption by 20%. The thinner T8 lamps are approximately 40% more efficient than the thicker T12 lamps. In addition, they generally last 20% longer than the older T12’s.
This combination not only provides savings on your electricity bill, but also reduces operations and maintenance costs. It also makes a T12 to T8 retrofit one of the most cost effective upgrades; two-year payback is typical and payback in a year is common for businesses with long hours of operation.
Electronic Fluorescent Ballasts
In conjunction with the T8 lamps, new electronic ballasts are much more efficient than older magnetic ballasts for fluorescent lighting. Magnetic ballasts convert more of their input energy into heat, which creates two problems: extra energy consumption and extra heat for the HVAC system to handle.
Magnetic ballasts also produce noise due to the vibrations of the transformers and light flickering, which is especially noticeable when using a computer monitor. Electronic units eliminate the noise and the flicker.
INSTALL LED CANOPY LIGHT FIXTURES
LED Canopy Lights provide energy efficient lighting with extremely long life. Gas Stations that are open 24/7 and use metal halide or high pressure sodium lamps in their canopies are saving big... Up to 80 % energy savings when they switch to LED Canopy Lighting. In addition, gas stations usually don’t have maintenance people on site and have to call an outside electrician to change lamps and ballasts with their bucket truck. This can cost well over $100 per call. LED’s can be maintenance FREE for up to 50,000 hours!
INSTALL LED EXIT SIGNS
Illuminated exit signs are an important and legally required safety feature in your facility. In the case of an emergency such as a fire, their operation is critical in protecting the well being of your congregation’s members. By design, exit signs operate 24 hours per day, and can consume large amounts of energy to operate. Many exit signs in today’s buildings use older, incandescent and fluorescent/compact fluorescent lighting (CFL) technology. To make matters worse, many older exit signs require frequent maintenance due to the short life span of the lamps that light them. For example, many older exit signs consume over 350 kilowatt-hours (kWh) and cost $28 each annually to operate. LED exit signs use approximately 44 kWh of electricity annually to operate. Their low energy use not only means less pollution but also lower electricity bills as a LED exit sign usually costs less than $4 annually to operate.
INSTALL LED FLOOD LIGHT FIXTURES
Flood Lights provide a very important light source for business owners. They’re generally designed to have a specified beam angle to direct light where it’s needed, which allows business owners to provide a quality light source for customers to stay safe that also acts as a security light to protect against theft. LED Flood Light Fixtures save up to 80% of the energy of a traditional metal halide flood light fixture, and can replace up to 1000 watt metal halide flood light fixtures on as little as 405 watts while providing maintenance free light output for up to 50,000 hours!
INSTALL LED POLE MOUNT LIGHT FIXTURES
LED pole and parking lot light fixtures save up to 80% energy compared to traditional metal halide or high pressure sodium lighting technologies. Cut your maintenance costs with 50,000 hours of maintenance free light output and a 5 year warranty on most fixtures. LED lighting puts out very high quality light and usually appears brighter than the traditional metal halide, high pressure sodium and mercury vapor fixtures even when saving up to 80% on your electric bill. Save up to 80% on energy costs and eliminate costly lamp and ballast servicing by installing LED Pole Mount Light Fixtures!
INSTALL LED RECESSED TROFFER LUMINAIRES
Ceilings will never be the same!
New LED Recessed Troffer Luminaires transform ambient lighting into an exquisite balance of refined appearance and superior efficiency. When illuminated, the panels produce a perfectly even glow that delivers exceptionally uniform light to fill the space. While off, they appear completely free of a visible light source. It's an immaculate design aesthetic, unlike anything you've seen before. LED luminaries last upwards of 50,000 hours, so if you install one today and leave it on for 8 hours a day you will not have to replace it for over 10 years.
INSTALL LED REFRIGERATED CASE LIGHTING
Lower wattage equals big energy savings. LED Refrigerated Case Lighting can reduce your energy consumption up to 85% and operate on as little as 16 watts per door. In addition, LED lamps are rated at a minimum of 50,000 hours; 8 times more than systems using fluorescent lamps. This means you’ll have fewer lamps to replace equaling lower maintenance costs.
INSTALL LED SCREW-IN LIGHT BULBS
LED Light Bulbs have come a long way, now able to replace 75-100 watt incandescent bulbs with equivalent light output and only consuming 3-13 watts. The most notable advantages of LED light bulbs over conventional light bulbs are LED light bulbs last upwards of 50,000 hours, so if you buy an LED light bulb today and leave it on for 8 hours a day you will not have to replace it for over 10 years.
LED light bulbs are very efficient and consume very little electricity, so you will see an immediate decrease in your electric bill by using LED replacement bulbs. LED’s are a great way to save money on cooling and electricity costs. LED’s do not produce as much heat when in use, so you will reduce your air-conditioning bills during the warm months. LED’s also burn out slowly so you can see the light intensity decreasing. This way you know when it needs to be replaced rather than incandescent bulbs, which burn out suddenly. LED light bulbs are shatterproof, run cool to the touch and contain no mercury or hazardous substances like Incandescent and CFL’s so the applications are endless and more importantly safer for the environment and your business.
INSTALL LED WALL PACK LIGHT FIXTURES
LED Wall Pack Light Fixtures offer an energy efficient solution to perimeter and security lighting.
LED Wall Pack Light Fixtures are a great replacement for older HID or CFL fixtures providing up to 50,000 hours of maintenance free light output. Save up to 80% on energy costs and eliminate costly lamp and ballast servicing by installing LED Wall Pack Light Fixtures!
INSTALL LOW FLOW FAUCET AERATORS
Faucet aerators are used to limit the amount of water flow to an appropriate level. Aerators reduce water flow so as hot water usage decrease’s the amount of gas needed to heat the water is reduced. Aerators are inexpensive and easy to install; faucets have threads on the outlet to easily add an aerator.
INSTALL LOW FLOW SHOWERHEADS
The United States Department of Energy (USDOE) has conducted several studies on the energy saving potential of low flow water devices. According to the USDOE, federal regulations mandate that new showerhead flow rates can't exceed more than 2.5 gallons per minute (gpm) at a water pressure of 80 pounds per square inch (psi). New faucet flow rates cannot exceed 2.5gpm at 80psi or 2.2gpm at 60psi, which will achieve water savings in the range of 25–60%.
There are two basic types of low-flow showerheads: aerating and laminar-flow. Aerating showerheads mix air with water, forming a misty spray. Laminar-flow showerheads form individual streams of water. If you live in a humid climate, you might want to use a laminar-flow showerhead because it won't create as much steam and moisture as an aerating showerhead.
INSTALL WALL SWITCH WITH OCCUPANCY SENSOR
Occupancy sensor wall switches convert standard indoor switches into motion sensing switches for use in mid-sized areas such as kitchens, bedrooms, restrooms and offices. Lights turn on automatically when entering a room. After the room is left unoccupied for a specified amount of time, lights turn off. Never leave a light on again in an empty room!
INSTALL HVAC GUESTROOM OCCUPANCY THERMOSTATS
HVAC occupancy sensors work similarly to lighting occupancy sensors. Sensors turn the HVAC on to a user-programmed setpoint when they sense someone in the room. The system shuts off or returns to a setback setpoint some time after the room is unoccupied, thus saving the energy wasted to heat or cool the room when no one is there. The sensors can be mounted on the wall and have the option of wireless communication with the thermostats.
INSTALL SmartHID ELECTRONIC BALLAST SYSTEMS
The SmartHID electronic ballast system is ideal for replacing traditional Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium systems in parking lot and gas station canopy light situations. Traditional Metal Halide and High Pressure Sodium systems lose 40 % of their lumen output within the first 2000 hours of operation. That means if you’re running your Metal Halide or High Pressure Sodium systems 12 hours a day your system will lose 40 % of its lumen output within the first 6 months of operation. SmartHID electronic ballast systems retain 92 % of their lumen output for the life of the lamps. The SmartHID electronic ballast system also allows for dimming capabilities. During business hours when traffic is heavy, a strong single light source is maintained for the life of the lamp. During late night and early morning hours when traffic is slow, light levels can be reduced to maximize energy savings.
INSTALL T8 / T5 LINEAR FLUORESCENT HIGH BAYS
The T8 and T5 High Bay systems are ideal for replacing traditional Metal Halide High Bay systems. Traditional Metal Halide High Bay systems lose 40% of their lumen output within the first 2000 hours of operation. That means if you’re running your Metal Halide system 12 hours a day, your system will lose 40% of its lumen output within the first 6 months of operation. T8 and T5 High Bay systems retain 95% of their lumen output for the life of the lamps.
INSTALL VENDING CONTROLS ON VENDING MACHINES
Cost-effective, energy saving devices is a viable option to increase energy savings and conservation of your vending machines. No need to purchase new machines to reduce operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Devices available on the market are compatible with all types of cold drink vending machines. When equipped with the device, refrigerated beverage vending machines use less energy and are comparable in daily energy performance to new ENERGY STAR qualified machines. Innovative energy-saving technology is incorporated into a small plug-and-play device that installs either on the wall or on the vending machine.
The device works by powering down the machine when the surrounding area is vacant and then automatically repowering the cooling system at one to three-hour intervals, independent of sales to ensure the product stays cold.
Maintenance savings is generated through reduced running time of vendor components, estimated at $40 - $80 per year, per machine. Energy consumption is reduced an average of 46%, which is typically $150 per machine annually.