Is Your Building a Mean, Green Industrial Machine?

Nearly 40% of the world’s energy use can be attributed to buildings. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, an average of 30 cents of every dollar companies spend on energy use in commercial buildings is wasted. By addressing your building’s inefficiencies, you can reduce your energy costs and help the environment.

Evaluate Your Building’s Energy Use

If you’re looking for ways to make your building more energy efficient, you have many options. Get started by creating a plan to reduce your building’s energy consumption. Consider the building’s roofing, flooring and other features to determine if there are any gaps or cracks that can be sealed. Cleaning windows, caulking leaks and other simple tactics can cause a significant improvement in a building’s efficiency. You might consider contacting your utility for an energy audit to find out which areas need improvement.

Improve Your Building’s Energy Efficiency

Retrofitting is an excellent, cost-effective way to increase energy efficiency in older buildings. Improving a building’s roofing, flooring, windows and equipment can go a long way toward making a building more efficient. In some cases, it may be necessary to install new walls and roofing to improve a building’s energy efficiency.

The roof on a building is essential to keeping the inside of the structure cool, safe and dry. However, roofs can also be the cause of inefficiency in the building. Installing a new roof that reflects sunlight and absorbs less heat than a standard roof can keep your building cooler and reduce your air conditioning costs. If a new roof is not part of your plan, you can still take significant steps to reduce your energy use by retrofitting the roof with a heat-reflective material.

Did you know the paint you use on the walls and other surfaces can also make your building more efficient? When used in connection with a solid plan to improve a building’s efficiency, the right type of paint can help you cut down on heating and cooling costs and save your company money.

Fort Wayne Roofing and Flooring

If you’re ready to start making energy efficient changes to your building, contact Preferred today. With 40 years of experience serving the commercial and industrial market, we’re ready to help. Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Preferred Inc. offers industrial painting, industrial flooring and industrial roofing services throughout the Midwest.

Topics: energy efficiency