GSH Group, a global facilities and energy management provider throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe, in-house energy team consists of experienced professionals including Certified Energy Managers, professional Engineers and LEED certified professional by United State Green Building Council.
The energy team has extensive knowledge and experience to initiate or expand Green building program and integrate green building design and sustainability principles in different areas of business.Energy, as we all know, is an expensive but crucial part of running any business. As 2017 goes into full swing, it’s safe to say that this year has brought us weather that could increase the use of energy at businesses, corporate centers and residential areas.
According to an ongoing temperature analysis conducted by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), “the average global temperature on Earth has increased by about 0.8° Celsius (1.4° Fahrenheit) since 1880. Two-thirds of that warming has occurred since 1975, at a rate of roughly 0.15-0.20°C per decade. The 10 warmest years in the 136-year record all have occurred since 2000 with the year 2016 ranking as the warmest to date. A one-degree global change is significant being that it takes an extreme amount of heat to warm the ocean, land and atmosphere. This upward trend in global warming has shown no signs of slowing down which could be a reason for concern.”
With temperatures rising at the beginning of the spring season, now is the perfect time to begin thinking about your energy usage and how you will manage cooling and ventilation as we move towards summertime. GSH Group suggests the following ways to effectively reduce energy costs while keeping all tenants comfortable in the work setting:
- Clean Coils
- Dirty coils increase machine pressure, causing higher amperage and spiraling electricity costs
- Scheduled maintenance prior to the summer months
- Poorly maintained chillers will use 20-25 percent more energy annually to produce the same cooling in comparison to a regularly maintained chiller
- Utilizing the Free Cooling Method
- Opening your buildings economizer and letting cool, fresh air into your building during summer mornings can not only cool your building at a lesser price but also extend the life of your chilling unit
- Managing your Variable Frequency Drives
- Installation of or simple adjustments to your buildings existing VFD can assist in reducing energy costs
Contact us at www.gshgroup.com for more information on GSH’s energy management sector and how we can help prepare your facility for the summer months.