Reducing energy consumption and teaching employees how energy is consumed in commercial settings are becoming popular methods to increasing business profits. This includes a whole building approach—not just looking at equipment, but the design and employee culture within the business. Evaluating all of these angles is the best way to reach significant savings on your energy bill. Below are some of the best ways to reduce energy consumption in commercial settings.
Topics: Going Green
Lighting is an integral part of your home or business, because it allows you to see even when it is dark outside and can elevate your interior design from average to something spectacular. But, since lights do consume quite a lot of energy, it is very important to have lighting that is energy efficient. Right now LED bulbs are the way to go when it comes to cost efficient lighting. However, if you want to get the most out of your LED lights and have them not only diminish your energy usage but also properly illuminate your home, you might want to take a look at some of these tips and tricks on lighting your space with LEDs.
The importance of understanding how dimmers work and which ones to use has never been more complicated than it is now, due to all the different choices available. The introduction of LED lighting to the mass market has changed the dimming style to what used to only be available for fluorescent
light fixtures. Continue reading to answer the underlying questions: How do LED dimmers work?
Topics: Electro-Matic LED
When deciding to upgrade your parking lot lighting from traditional high intensity discharge (HID) lighting to LED make sure you consider adding controls to maximize savings, further reduce the break-even point on your investment, and optimize the sustainability in your workplace. There are many ways LED lights can be controlled and scheduled. Below are five common methods of how to control parking lot lights when using LED lighting. These options can either be installed as a stand-alone system or can be combined to increase the energy savings even more.
To create a sustainable workplace, organizations need to respect and understand how their operations have impacted the environment in the past, present and could impact it in the future. Maintaining a sustainable workplace can be simpler that you might suspect. Start with small changes and create habits for your employees follow. Implementing a sustainable workplace can have major perks. Not only your workplace will have a newfound confidence of contributing to a “green” environment, your company or organization can build recognition and respect for itself—making the effort to respect the environment through your workplace efforts is a great opportunity for positive PR. Take a look at six ways you can create a sustainable workplace environment.
Topics: Going Green
Buildings or facilities that are 10 years or older likely have lighting that’s outdated and costing a lot of money in energy bills. Outdoor lighting—like parking lot lighting—was once considered a low priority, and only thought of to enhance the appearance of a parking lot, a building, or cars outside of a dealership. This is still a popular option with lighting, but what is becoming more important to lighting designers is lighting for safety and security. Read the tips below to know what to expect when it comes to evaluating your parking lot lighting
Topics: Commercial Lighting
In order for energy-savings companies to offer clients recommended energy-efficient measures, they must first have a basis of research for their recommendations. Follow this simple 10-step process to offer clients solid retrofit solutions.
When you have parking lot lights to replace or install, it’s critical to make a plan of where to place all of them throughout the parking lot. There are many factors to consider when it comes to safety, visibility, and logistics of installation. Read the rest of this post to determine optimal placement for your parking lights.
Let’s face it; at one point or another, your TV-watching experience has unfortunately been interrupted by a low-budget local car dealership commercial featuring some owner yelling special deals at a rate so fast that it’s hard to process. Needless to say, these types of advertisements aren’t very effective; if anything, advertisements like that put their dealership on your list of places to avoid.
Luckily, there are some marketing ideas that have proven to be effective for car dealerships all over the country that outperform the traditional radio and TV advertisements (and often cost much less!). Read more to find out about 12 car dealership marketing ideas to try.
Topics: Business and Marketing