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Real energy #efficiency is about doing the same with less

To many people, “energy efficiency” means swapping out incandescent light bulbs for more efficient LEDs or upgrading an HVAC system. But small operational changes in how a facility or campus operates can result in huge savings as well, without the price tag of retrofits. In fact, FirstFuel has found that low- or no-cost efficiency measures represent over 50 percent of the potential energy efficiency savings in commercial buildings. Operational inefficiencies are often hiding in plain sight, and saving money can be simple if you know where to look. There are four basic things to look at that can help improve your operational efficiency: temperature setpoints, setback scheduling, concurrent heating and cooling and equipment sequencing. Temperature setpoints Many institutions (such as Indiana University ) choose setpoints of 70 degrees in the winter and 76 degrees in the summ...

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