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CL3300 Series Bored Lock
ML2000 Series Mortise Lock
IN120 WiFi Access
ENERGY STAT: AS OF SEPTEMBER 2015, SMALL-SCALE (
NON-UTILITY-GENERATED) SOLAR ENERGY ACCOUNTED FOR ROUGHLY ONE-THIRD
OF U.S. SOLAR GENERATION, ACCORDING TO THE ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION. NEARLY 40% CAME FROM CALIFORNIA.
Extending Energy Savings Progress Across the Board
➙Steps to increase efficiency in buildings have succeeded over
the last decade as the recently
released Commercial Building Energy
Consumption Survey (CBECS) reveals
energy used per square foot of floor space
has declined 12% from 2003 to 2012.
Space heating and lighting accounted
for the biggest areas of improvement over
the course of the study. Energy saving
procedures have contributed to both of
these declines, as well as the increase
in floor space in commercial buildings
located in the South requiring less space
heating on average.
However, not all areas of energy
consumption changed proportionally.
Other than in space heating and lighting,
energy usage increased in every other
category listed in the survey. Computer
use, office equipment, refrigeration,
and cooling account for some important
sources of energy waste.
Buying more foods that require re-
frigeration is a major contributing factor
in the sharp increase in energy use. Ad-
ditionally, advances in cooling technolo-
gies were not enough to curb the trend of
more energy for cooling.
Space heating and lighting have undergone the biggest improvement because
buildings nationwide have more fully
embraced efficiency efforts that directly
address these areas. These promising
results could happen more consistently
if similar steps are taken to address the
more problematic areas revealed in the
New energy-efficient appliances and
equipment are a simple way to reduce
energy usage in the office. Making sure
your existing equipment is working
optimally and fixing or replacing systems
that are not operating efficiently can help
you find solutions to cut back on energy
Have your energy bills crept up too?
Investigate some of the areas named in
the CBECS data, available at eia.gov. You
may find opportunities for more savings.
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ENERGY CONSUMPTION has risen in all usage categories except space heating and lighting, pointing to a need to find new sources of savings.