One way to save your business money is to make it more energy efficient. Achieving that goal is much easier said than done. However, by investing in your building’s envelope, you can find ways to improve your commercial energy efficiency without disrupting your company’s daily operations, especially if you need a retrofit.
Determine Net Present Value
Improving your building’s envelope starts with comparing the costs of upgrades to the benefits you will receive. So, to get started, you will need to determine the net present value of your building envelope. To determine the net present value, you need to calculate the current value of your building adjusted for whatever the expected rate of return is. Your return on investment is affected by all of the maintenance costs you will need to pay for in the future.
Once you know the net present value, you can use it to help you determine the total cost of ownership. To find this number, add up all of the future payments you expect to the net present value that you already determined. By calculating these two values, it gives you a clearer idea of how you can benefit from improving your building through upgrades that make it more energy-efficient than it was before.
Consult a Specialist
The next step is to find an energy-efficiency specialist who can help you. Energy-efficient specialists are experts who can help you find the best ways to improve your building’s energy rating.
Find Proof That It Works
Getting the necessary funding to start retrofitting your building envelope can be a tall order, so having as much substantial evidence as possible will go a long way. Have all of your building’s components tested to determine overall energy efficiency – how well does your furnace work? If the commercial HVAC system in your building needs to be replaced, then you need to find out what the problems with it are. Reducing and preventing energy waste should be one of your goals, which is why you need inspections and testing to find out if there are any problems you don’t expect, such as the lighting in your server rooms. Once the retrofit is in place, you should start to see smaller energy bills. When you can use less electricity, you can become more energy-efficient. This is the best proof retrofitting works.
Crockett Facilities Can Help!
Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings.
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