5 Ways to Reduce Your Building’s Carbon Footprint
According to the US Green Building Council, 28% of global carbon emissions come from a building’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems (MEP), making these systems a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions.
From lighting to HVAC and beyond, optimizing your mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems can help you reduce energy usage, lower operating costs, and minimize your environmental impact. In this blog, we’ll explore five ways building owners and facility managers can reduce their carbon footprint through MEP upgrades.
Limbach’s Commitment to Sustainability & Energy Efficiency
At Limbach, we have a proven track record of improving our clients’ energy performance. Our expertise has enabled us to achieve over $7 million in annual energy savings for our clients while helping them reduce their carbon footprint. We are proud to have certified over 100 buildings with Energy Star, a testament to our dedication to energy efficiency and sustainability.
Our team comprises professional engineers and certified energy managers committed to working closely with our clients to optimize their building performance. We understand that energy efficiency is beneficial not only for our clients but also for the communities we operate in. Therefore, we work hard to ensure that our MEPC services enable our clients’ buildings to operate at peak performance—reducing energy waste, operating costs, and their carbon footprint.
Let’s explore the top five ways to reduce your building’s carbon footprint:
1. Analyzing Your Facility Performance
Our Limbach Insights platform allows us to collect and analyze facility data in one centralized location to help building owners uncover energy drainers and identify if any MEP systems are not operating as designed.
This platform collects and analyzes real-time data from a building’s systems, enabling us to identify areas where energy waste occurs. With this data, we can work with building owners to develop and install customized solutions to improve their energy efficiency, reduce their carbon footprint, and lower operating costs.
2. Routine, Proactive Maintenance
Our proactive maintenance programs are designed to optimize your mechanical systems for energy efficiency, ensuring they operate at peak performance while using the least amount of energy possible. By performing regular inspections, cleaning, and servicing of your mechanical systems, we can identify and address potential energy waste issues before they become significant problems. This not only helps to prevent costly breakdowns and repairs, but it can also reduce your building’s overall energy consumption and save you money on energy bills.
3. Mechanical Systems Upgrades or Retrofits
Mechanical systems are responsible for a significant portion of a building’s energy consumption. Whether you need a complete replacement or revitalization of your existing system, our experienced technicians can assess your current equipment and recommend upgrades to help you maximize energy efficiency and savings. From installing new, energy-efficient HVAC systems to upgrading to more efficient motors and pumps, we have the expertise and resources to help you achieve your energy efficiency goals.
In addition to reducing energy waste and costs, upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment can improve indoor air quality and occupant comfort, creating a more pleasant and productive environment for your building’s occupants.
Click here to see how we helped a previous client reach their sustainability goals by restarting their existing AHU system.
4. Building Automation Systems
Building automation systems are an effective way to optimize your building’s energy usage. By automating lighting, HVAC, and other systems, you can ensure that energy is only used when needed. Limbach offers building automation system design and installation services to help you maximize energy efficiency and reduce your carbon footprint.
5. Energy Audits
To effectively reduce your building’s carbon footprint, it is essential to understand where energy is being consumed. Conducted by our energy engineers, our team can perform an energy audit to help identify inefficiency in your building’s energy usage. Our team will evaluate your building’s mechanical systems, lighting, insulation, and other energy-consuming systems to determine where energy is wasted. By identifying areas of inefficiency, we can help develop and install targeted solutions to reduce your carbon footprint.
Partner with Limbach Today
Reducing your building’s carbon footprint is good for the environment and can save your business money on energy costs. At Limbach, we are committed to helping businesses achieve their sustainability goals by providing comprehensive MEPC services. Contact us today to learn how we can help you reduce your building’s carbon footprint.