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1 E2=P2 Add Energy Efficiency to your P2 Toolbox Peter Crawford Vermont Small Business Development Center Vermont Small Business Development Center Regulatory Assistance Program

2 Good Environmental Manangement = Good Business $ense  Energy Efficiency Improvements frequently have the highest return on investment possible (usually loan cash flow positive)  Don’t just pay electric bills, examine them for conservation opportunities

3 Demand Side Management  Reduced demand = lower electric bills  Business pay an additional surcharge on KW demand (15 min. peak/month)  Some utilities have off peak vs. peak demand pricing (switch big KW users to off peak)  Switch big KW users to alternative fuel (electric to gas hot water heater)  Peak Shaving for industrial users  Get rid of any electric baseboard heaters!

4 ENERGY USE - Lighting  Fluorescents – new Super T-8 electronic ballast fluorescents use 30+% less energy than older style fluorescent fixtures*  Compact Fluorescents* – last up to 10X longer than incandescent bulbs, use ~1/3 of the energy (not economical to use with dimmers). Lots of selection nowadays. * Flicker Checker: 800-MLI-0089

5 ENERGY USE - Lighting Exterior lighting:  Switch to motion sensors and/or Compact Fluorescent flood lights  Photocells run lights ~4300+ hours per year (twin 150 watt floods on photo uses ~$150+/yr)  Compact security type lights: 9-70 watts = lumens for <$25 each, uses $5-$36/yr.  Lots of selection nowadays!  Metal Halide & Sodium (replace & recycle Hg vapor lamps)

6 Energy Efficient Lighting  Recommend energy efficient lighting for lights left on for more than 6 hours/day.  T-5 High bay fluorescents (~225 watts/ea.) vs watt Metal Halides The Sheraton Hotel in Burlington Saved: $13,610 in one year through energy efficient lighting upgrades.

7 ENERGY USE - Lighting  Many areas are over lighted  Use light meter to determine if area is over lighted (20-50 foot candles=office)  Use task lighting where appropriate  Retro-fit Exit signs (incandescent or fluorescent) with LED, uses 5.4 watts, lasts 10+ years! $ Replacement exit sign=$25+, uses 2 watts, lasts 25 years

8 ENERGY USE - Lighting Lighting Controls:  Motion sensors (in less used areas)  Occupancy sensors (adjust from default)  Dimmers (use what you need)  Rewiring ceiling fluorescent to switch to % of room coverage vs. halves  Timers – can switch use to off peak

9 Energy Use - General  Commercial Coffee makers’ heating elements run 24/7 even when turned off – place on timers  Insulate all basement hot water pipes, run water at F max.  Replace worn door weather strip  Use pool insulation covers at night  Use ENERGY STAR equipment

10 Energy - Refrigeration  Why not use NE winter temperatures to cool product with an “Economiser”?  Older compressors, evaporators and fans can be far less efficient (>10+ yrs. old)  Are compressors well ventilated? Dust free?  Cooling empty space? Keep coolers/freezers full or downsize units  Replace hot walk-in incandescent light bulbs with cool compact fluorescent bulbs  Stand alone beverage coolers very inefficient

11 Energy – Heating/Cooling  Programmable set-back thermostats can save 10%+ for a 10F+ setback  Use Premium, high efficiency motors for >1 hp, 3 phase motor replacement (~2- 3% more efficient than standard grade)  Variable speed drives on larger motor & circulation pumps

12 E2 Resources  DOE software Tools:  Energy Federation Inc. E2 Products:  Energy Star:  Energy Guide E2 Products: (also has a detailed business energy analyzer)  Energy Efficiency Pays-A Guide for Small Businesses:  Lighting Retro-fit Calculator: ting_retrofit_saving_calculator.asp ting_retrofit_saving_calculator.asp ting_retrofit_saving_calculator.asp


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