With near 2 billion parking spaces in the U.S., and a third of them being located in parking lots, the parking garage sector accounts for a significant amount of real estate in cities and towns nationwide. Within this market, building owners spend more than $6 billion to light their parking lots and garages. By upgrading traditional parking garage fixtures to LEDs, significant advantages can be obtained in regard to finance and safety.
As any seasoned facility manager can tell you, there are ample opportunities to reduce a company’s energy usage both inside and outside of their buildings. Production facilities, warehouses and labs often use the most power, but external areas, such as parking lots and garages, must not be overlooked. When prioritizing the energy optimization projects at your facilities, take the time to examine how these locations are performing.
It’s not a secret that Denver and the Rocky Mountain Region has been experiencing substantial growth in data center and other tech related business. Whether building new facilities, expanding existing ones or simply conducting business as usual, there’s almost always ample opportunity to increase energy efficiency and optimize data centers.
Ken Rackowski, Executive VP of Fairbanks Energy Services’ Control’s Division, recently contributed to Commercial Property Executive’s viewpoints Section, which is their forum for guest columns and commentary. . In the article titled “Retrocommissioning Reconsidered”, Ken highlights how improving your facility's infrastructures, equipment and energy systems can yield very significant returns.
Check out Fairbanks Energy's photo recap of November featuring Salesforce's Dreamforce conference and our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Scarlett Oak Tavern. We hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday last week!
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