Energy Savings Upgrades and Design Audits

Electrical and Lighting Maintenance Services for Energy Savings Upgrades and Design Audits:

Energy Savings Lighting Upgrades, Design and Maintenance can save your Commercial Business annual savings.

TCL Electrical & Lighting offers Energy Efficient Lighting Upgrades to assist Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Hospitality and Retail Clients in their efforts to save energy and reduce operating costs, while maintaining and improving the aesthetics of their environment. This is accomplished by designing and installing energy efficient alternatives to existing inefficient lighting equipment.

Considering today’s national energy crisis, it is imperative to reduce operating costs as well as conserve energy while protecting our environment.

Increased Profitability.

Energy savings are reflected in a company’s profit-and-loss statement as reduced operating costs, which directly increase profitability. Total annual energy costs to operate a supermarket are usually equivalent to net profit: Both are between 1 and 2 percent of sales. Therefore, a 10 percent reduction in energy costs can increase net profit by as much as 16 percent. For a major chain, efficiency improvements that cut energy costs by 10 percent could yield tens of millions of dollars in added profit.

Reduced Vulnerability to Energy Price Fluctuations.

Energy prices may be sensitive to numerous external factors, including major weather events and changes in national and state regulations. For some regions, the potential for utility deregulation also lends uncertainty to future energy costs. Reducing a facility’s total energy consumption can soften the impact of energy price fluctuations.

Increased Sales.

Improving the energy efficiency of a building usually involves upgrades to the lighting and HVAC systems. By creating a more pleasing shopping and working environment, these upgrades can also attract and retain more customers, leading to an increase in sales.

Reduced Spoilage.

Upgrades to refrigeration and lighting systems can reduce spoilage of perishable goods while also saving on energy bills.

Enhanced Public Image.

With growing concerns over global warming and other environmental issues, many supermarket owners want to demonstrate to customers that they are responsible environmental stewards. Supermarket owners can upgrade their buildings to be more energy efficient as a way to achieve this goal.

The impact of rising energy costs and growing concerns about global warming are leading organizations to take action.

Reducing air pollution through energy efficiency (Source: US Energy Information Administration, 2001)

When fossil fuels are burned in the production of electricity, a variety of gases and fine particles are emitted into the air, contributing to adverse health effects and air pollution.

Air pollution is a problem for humans, animals, ecosystems and the built environment. The average adult breathes 3,000 gallons of air every day. Children breathe twice as much per pound of body weight and are, therefore, more susceptible to the effects of air pollution, such as increased asthma rates and serious respiratory problems.

Air pollutants can remain airborne for long periods of time and can be carried by winds for hundreds of miles.

The most prevalent air emissions from coal-burning power plants are the following:

  • Carbon dioxide, or CO2, is released to the atmosphere when fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas, and coal are burned, and is considered a primary greenhouse gas.
  • Nitrogen Oxides, or NOx, is the generic term for a group of highly reactive gases, all of which contain nitrogen and oxygen in varying amounts. NO2 gives smog its yellowish-brown layer, which can cause visibility problems in many urban areas, most noticeably in national parks.
  • Sulfur dioxide, or SO2, belongs to the family of sulfur oxide gases (SOx). Over 65% of SO2 released to the air, or more than 13 million tons per year, comes from electric utilities, especially those that burn coal. SO2 reacts with other chemicals in the air to form tiny sulfate particles. Mercury, or Hg, is an element in the earth’s crust. Pure mercury is a liquid metal, and has traditionally been used to make products like thermometers, switches, and some light bulbs.
  • Mercury is found in many rocks including coal. When coal is burned, mercury is released into the environment. Coal-burning power plants are the largest human-caused source of mercury emissions to the air in the United States, accounting for about 40 percent of all domestic mercury emissions. Burning hazardous wastes, breaking mercury products, and the improper treatment and disposal of products or wastes containing mercury, can also release it into the environment. Mercury in the air eventually settles into water or onto land where it can be washed into water. Once deposited, microorganisms can change it into methylmercury, a highly toxic form that builds up in fish, shellfish and animals that eat fish. Fish and shellfish are the main sources of methylmercury exposure to humans.
  • Particulate matter, or PM, is the term for particles found in the air, including dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. PM-10 is filtered naturally by the hairs in your nose as you breathe, but PM-2.5 is much smaller and passes into the lungs.

Additional Services

  • Bucket Truck Services/Parking Lot Lighting
  • Sports Lighting Repairs and New Installations
  • Sign Maintenance and New Installations
  • Underground Break Locating, Pole Installation and Repairs
  • Code Corrections
  • Commercial and Industrial Upgrades
  • 24/7 Emergency Services
  • Violation Correction
  • Trouble Shooting
  • Cat 5 & 6 Installation
  • Computer and Communications Cabling
  • Control Work
  • UPS Systems
  • Generators
  • Lighting Design & Maintenance
  • New Outlet /Circuits
  • Parking Lot Lights
  • Power Distribution
  • Standby Power Systems
  • Transformers
  • Power and Control Systems
  • Switchgear Installation
  • Panel Design and Build
  • Institutional work in Hospitals, Labs, Schools, Etc
  • Plant Renovation
  • Electric Equipment, Motors, A/C & D/C
  • OSHA Safety Orientation & Training

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