Manufacturing businesses usually rely on high energy-consuming operations, prompting the need to implement energy-saving practices to mitigate increasing energy costs. The following steps are easily enough to consider:
- Automated Lighting System
Although the use of natural light and energy-saving lightbulbs like LED have become more commonplace in the workplace, plenty of energy can still be wasted daily by simply forgetting to switch off lights.
The solution is to install an automated lighting system that controls indoor and outdoor lighting based on specific time schedules, daylight availability or occupancy levels. Motion detector sensors can help switch lights on when the area is in use.
- Factory Equipment Maintenance
The obvious way to save energy is to turn off equipment and factory machinery after-hours and when not in use. Maintaining all equipment to high standards is another way to conserve energy and optimise its lifespan.
Schedule time regularly to clean equipment and check for any mechanical and electrical malfunctions, irregularities, build-up product and leakages. Well-maintained equipment performs as expected and leads to important energy efficiency savings.
- Heating and Air Conditioning
Air conditioning units and heating systems add more energy demands for buildings and manufacturing spaces. In particular, outdated systems such as portable heaters can boost energy bills unnecessarily.
Regularly check out HVAC installations and replace older systems with energy-efficient alternatives. Save more energy by ensuring your air conditioning equipment is always set at the right optimal temperature.
- Improved Thermal Insulation
Efficient thermal insulation of rooms is the most cost-effective way to reduce energy consumption. Maintaining a constant temperature in the manufacturing facility reduces the amount of additional energy needed for heating and cooling.
Add insulation to the walls, roof and flooring to minimise the impact of sudden temperature changes and the need to invest in additional HVAC units, curbing the building’s energy costs by as much as 40%!
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