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From Meh to Marvelous: 5 Steps to Making Your Building a Lean, Mean, Efficiency Machine

3 Aug. 2023

Who doesn’t want to save a few bucks, especially when it comes to their business? Wasting money on inefficient buildings is a thing of the past. With just a few simple steps, you can turn your company’s building into a lean, mean, energy-saving machine! Say goodbye to wasting money on small things that can easily be improved. Here are five practical steps your company can take to make your building more efficient and cost-effective:

Five Practical Steps

  1. Conduct an energy audit: The first step to making a building more energy efficient is to conduct an energy audit to identify areas where energy is being wasted. This will help determine where to focus your efforts and identify potential improvements. An energy audit could potentially save you 5-30% on your home’s energy bill, so don’t wait any longer to get your audit and start your savings.
  2. Improve insulation: Insulation is critical for maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and reducing the amount of energy needed to heat or cool a building. Adding insulation to walls, floors, ceilings, and roofs can significantly reduce energy consumption.
  3. Install energy-efficient windows: Windows are a major source of heat loss in buildings. Installing energy-efficient windows with double or triple panes and low-emissivity coatings can help reduce heat loss in the winter and heat gain in the summer.
  4. Upgrade HVAC and climate control systems: HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems are essential for maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature and air quality, but they can also consume a lot of energy. Upgrading to more energy-efficient HVAC and climate control systems can help reduce energy usage and save money on utility bills. Consider installing programmable thermostats that can be set to adjust the temperature automatically based on occupancy and time of day, and look for HVAC systems with high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER) and Energy Efficiency Ratios (EER). Regular maintenance of HVAC systems, including changing air filters and cleaning ducts, can also help ensure they are running efficiently.
  5. Implement zoning and occupancy sensors: Another way to make HVAC and climate control systems more energy efficient is to implement zoning and occupancy sensors. Zoning divides a building into different areas or zones that can be individually controlled, allowing for more precise temperature and humidity control. Occupancy sensors can detect when a room is occupied and adjust the temperature and airflow accordingly. Both zoning and occupancy sensors can help reduce energy waste by avoiding over-cooling or over-heating unoccupied areas of the building. It is proven that occupancy sensors can save up to 50% in energy costs in offices, so prepare your office now for longterm savings.                       


The takeaway from these five steps is that Setpoint can help you with that right here and right now. Our all-encompassing intelligent climate control system takes care of everything, so you can sit back, relax, and watch the savings roll in. Say goodbye to the hassle and worry of inefficient buildings and hello to a smarter, more sustainable future. Don’t waste another minute, contact us today and let Setpoint help you make a positive impact on your building, your budget, and the planet!