Reduce Energy Costs
Reduce energy costs and use the money saved to make your buildings work harder toward helping you achieve your goals
Buildings that work do so efficiently and cost-effectively. You can reduce energy costs and usage without sacrificing comfort. The savings you realize not only offset the cost of the energy efficiency improvements you make, but can also be used to help your business or organization achieve key goals. Building owners, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, and government agencies are doing just that.
For example, the owners of the Empire State Building are implementing a comprehensive retrofit program to make the building 38 percent more energy-efficient, reduce operating and occupancy costs, and increase the building’s marketability and profitability. Energy-cost-saving projects at Buffalo Public Schools, New York and Wyandotte Public Schools, Michigan funded improvements that turned aging schools into exceptional learning environments without increasing residents’ taxes. By modernizing its wastewater treatment plant, the City of Rome, New York was able to reduce energy costs and water usage, saving an estimated $8.6 million over 15 years and attracting new businesses without any cost to taxpayers.
To date, Johnson Controls has saved our private and public sector customers more than $19 billion in energy and operating costs. What’s more, Johnson Controls projects have cut greenhouse gas emissions by 16 million metric tons, equal to that of 1.3 million homes in one year.
How to reduce energy costs
The first steps are to examine your building’s equipment and operations to determine how your building consumes energy; then to identify opportunities to eliminate waste and increase efficiency; and then to develop a program to seize those opportunities. Opportunities include upgrading or replacing inefficient equipment, installing high-efficiency lighting, and installing variable speed drive chillers that operate up to 30 percent more efficiently than the industry average. Geothermal heat pumps heat and cool buildings more efficiently than conventional HVAC systems, also reducing energy costs.
Renewable energy technologies, such as photovoltaic (PV) solar panels can reduce your utility bills while providing clean, sustainable energy. Deploying our Metasys® building management system can help you optimize energy and operational efficiency, comfort and safety. Metasys controls and integrates key mechanical and electrical building systems such as HVAC, lighting, security, fire, and safety.
Offset project costs via energy savings
There are a number of ways to make your projects affordable. For example, performance contracting is a way to fund improvements by using energy and operational savings to offset a project’s costs. We’re committed to bringing your projects in on time and within budget, and to providing ongoing support that can help you identify additional savings opportunities and educate occupants on what they can do to conserve energy and water.
To learn more about how others like you have achieved lower energy costs, read our case studies. To find out how you can do so, too, contact us or try our building efficiency and energy savings calculator today.