3 ways your business can practice green building initiatives
Many businesses make the decision to go for the gold in green building initiatives and get LEED or ENERGY STAR certified.
Becoming certified is great for a multitude of reasons — more productive employees, less waste, better optics, and more. However, certification is not your only option.
You don’t need to be certified to practice and enjoy green building initiatives. Let’s take a look at some of the various measures you can implement right now, so you can create a greener building.
Plan ahead for equipment replacement
Aging equipment that doesn’t work as well as it once did can become problematic. This equipment can (and likely will) consume more energy to work and cost more money to repair.
This is why it’s imperative to plan ahead and create a sound strategy for equipment replacement. BMI can help with this.
We’ll go into your system, evaluate its current standing, quantify these items, and determine viable options for future replacement — including like-for-like replacement, hi-efficiency models, and more.
On top of this, we’ll provide you with creative financing solutions for such costly investments. This way, you can truly plan ahead for these necessary improvements and proactively keep your business above water.
Keep Reading: Learn how to decide between equipment replacement and equipment repair
Implement building automation
Whether you decide to go with building-wide automation or just WiFi-enabled thermostats, any amount of automation can help your business go a little greener.
At BMI, we can help you implement a number of systems (or recalibrate and improve existing systems) to automate your building. In the process, we can help you cut down on waste and control costs.
Integrate preventative maintenance into operations
Preventative building maintenance is a key component of any business.
When you rely on your building to keep your staff comfortable and your operations consistent, then you need to make sure all of your building’s equipment is properly cared for.
On top of this, failing to maintain your equipment will result in more waste (both in terms of energy and being forced to replace equipment too early).
Preventative maintenance can involve a variety of components, including regular inspection, computerized scheduling, consistent documentation, and more. These tasks can save up to 30% in energy costs, reduce annual repair costs, and prevent downtime.
Keep Reading: Learn more about how to evaluate your preventative maintenance program
Are you ready to go greener? Talk to BMI today.
At BMI, we help businesses all over California integrate green building initiatives into their day-to-day operations. As a result, they save money, reduce waste, and improve productivity.
Whether you’re interested in improving only certain facets of your operations or becoming LEED certified, we’d love to help.
Give us a call or send us a message today. Let’s talk about going green.
Employee productivity can be improved 1.5-6% in an average commercial building just by addressing indoor comfort and air quality. National Energy Management Institute
For nearly 19 years BMI has supplied services to Laurelglen Bible Church under an annual maintenance contract. Our experience with BMI has always been exceptional. Your staff is professional and always available to meet our needs in a timely manner. The maintenance contract has taken ‘the risk out’ of servicing and repairing our HVAC units. John F. Penrose Senior Administrator Laurelglen Bible Church