October 2016

Are you a de facto energy manager?
 
Power of Business
Smart energy management for BC industry

October 2016

A lot of businesses in B.C. don't have a dedicated energy manager or facility manager. That means many people are doing energy management tasks off the side of their desk. If you're one of them, here are three ways you can be effective. Also this month, we look at how brightly-lit signage – a great way to grab a customer's attention – could be costing you more than it needs to. And we shed some light on too much lighting, and how one school discovered that quality, efficient light saves thousands of dollars each year.

Don't have much time for energy management? A few tips

Don't have much time for energy management? A few tips

If you don't have the time or expertise, or the data or tools, to tackle the responsibilities of a de facto energy manager, it can be very hard to know where to begin. Here are three ways you can be effective.

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Is your illuminated signage LED?

Is your illuminated signage LED?

Do you use halo-lit channel letters, illuminated open-close signs, or a backlit light boxes to grab a customer's attention? It could be costing you a lot. Learn more


Kill lights you don't need

Kill lights you don't need

Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows School District recently removed two thirds of the lights at Thomas Haney Secondary, a delamping process that's saving them tens of thousands of dollars a year. Learn more


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