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A D V E RT IS E M E N T

Four Ways Energy Efficiency Helps
Businesses Mitigate the Burden of
Unexpected Maintenance and Costs

One of the biggest challenges
businesses face is preparing
for the unexpected. Uncertainty
can take many forms, and all
can pose a great risk to a
business. While some events,
such as swings in the economy,
changes in regulations, and
a moving political landscape,
are beyond the scope of
control for most businesses,
there are other areas of risk
where business preparedness
can mitigate an unforeseen
event and the financial burden
that comes with it. One area in
which businesses can exercise
control is their energy usage.

Energy efficiency initiatives, such as the installation of
high-efficiency lighting,* HVAC, and operational equipment
systems, are an excellent way to regain control over some
of the unexpected costs to a business. Here are some ways
that implementing energy-efficient systems can help your
business experience a smoother ride for the long haul.

Mitigate high energy bills
Inefficient lighting, HVAC, and operational equipment can
surprise you with an unexpectedly high bill at the wrong time.
Upgrading to high-efficiency alternatives not only will reduce
a business' energy usage by 10% on average, but will
concurrently save money and reduce spikes in energy bills,
making budgeting more successful.

Reduce unanticipated equipment maintenance
On average, 5% of production time is lost to unplanned
shutdowns due to equipment failure. Energy-efficient equipment
doesn't work as hard because it uses less energy to operate.
The result is less failure, less maintenance, and less downtime.

Reduce safety incidents
Poor lighting and/or faulty HVAC systems increase the risk
for on-the-job accidents. Upgrading to new energy-efficient
systems increases security and comfort, which provides
a safer working environment for employees.

Increase employee retention
Replacing employees costs a business both time and money
and can lead to unplanned job vacancies. According to a study,
21% of business owners report that increasing their facility's
efficiency led to higher employee morale and reduced turnover.

Visit ngrid.com/business to learn more about how to take
control over energy-related costs.

* Lighting upgrades and incentives through National Grid are not available in New York City
and Long Island service territories.
©2018 National Grid.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018

From the Executive Director
From the Board Chair
Product Choices for High-Performing Building: Materials Matter
Designing Solar for High-Density Areas
High Performance Building Valuation Techniques
Starting with the End in Mind: Enhanced Turnover for Efficient Building Operations
Behavior Based Strategies and Organizational Change in Commercial & Public Buildings: The Human Component of Energy Efficiency
Commercial HVAC Retrofits That Work
Stretch Codes Emerge as a High Impact Strategy For Energy Savings
Scale it Up: Monitoring-Based Demand-Side Operations for NYC Agencies
The Retrofit Revolution
Index to Advertisers
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - intro
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - cover1
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - cover2
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 3
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 4
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 5
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - From the Executive Director
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 7
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 8
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 9
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - From the Board Chair
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 11
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Product Choices for High-Performing Building: Materials Matter
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 13
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 14
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 15
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 16
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 17
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Designing Solar for High-Density Areas
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 19
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 20
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 21
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - High Performance Building Valuation Techniques
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 23
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 24
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 25
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Starting with the End in Mind: Enhanced Turnover for Efficient Building Operations
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 27
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 28
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 29
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 30
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Behavior Based Strategies and Organizational Change in Commercial & Public Buildings: The Human Component of Energy Efficiency
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 32
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 33
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 34
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 35
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Commercial HVAC Retrofits That Work
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 37
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 38
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 39
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 40
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Stretch Codes Emerge as a High Impact Strategy For Energy Savings
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 42
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 43
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 44
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Scale it Up: Monitoring-Based Demand-Side Operations for NYC Agencies
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 47
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 48
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 49
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - 50
BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - The Retrofit Revolution
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BUILDING ENERGY - Spring 2018 - Index to Advertisers
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