The process of finding potential sources of energy waste begins by determining the efficiency of your commercial building's HVAC system. Monitoring utility bills and tracking usage over time can provide you with a clear picture of your energy use and offer insight on sources of waste or inefficiency. It's also important to maintain climate control equipment and monitor them with metering devices to ensure the equipment is operating properly.
Controlling peak usage can also drive down your heating and cooling costs. When it comes to managing peak energy demand there are a few key steps you can take to manage how much your usage. First, set your systems to run on a schedule so that you are only using the energy you need at the times you need it. No reason to heat a building when it is not in use.
Also, collecting data to show how building energy consumption changes during peak demand will provide you with the information you need to make adjustments that can lead to big savings.