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Resolve to Save Energy this Year

Buildings don’t use energy – people do. Your employees affect a building’s energy performance. Many people already save energy at home. Show them the connections between those good behaviors and what they can do at work. It’s the little things that, when added together, can make a big difference. 

High utility costs can be a result of paying for energy that is wasted by lights, equipment and HVAC systems that are left on for long periods while not in use. According to Energy Star, office buildings waste up to one-third of the energy they consume. Your business can use less energy and lower its costs by: 

  1. Educating employees to turn off lights and equipment when not in use and enable the power management features on computer equipment.  

  2. Working with the facility management team to make sure systems are operating properly and then considering upgrades to enhance energy-efficiency.  

  3. Installing occupancy sensors in conference rooms, store rooms, or other areas not continuously occupied. 

  4. Scheduling an SDG&E no-cost energy audit for your facility. An audit can help identify problems, like heat loss, and give you a plan of action for making energy-efficient upgrades. Learn more at sdge.com/BES.  

  5. Reading the EPA’s Building Upgrade Manual to help you plan and implement building improvements.

Make 2020 the year your business increases its energy-efficiency. Learn about business programs, tips and solutions by visiting sdge.com/business.