It Worked for Us: Energy Star Certification

January 5, 2014 at 1:11 am  •  Posted in Success Stories  •  0 Comments

Facility owners and operators want to improve their bottom line, and many are looking to reduce expenses without spending capital funds.  An easy way to accomplish this is to reduce energy costs, which can be achieved by starting with energy audits. Graybar offers a host of energy-saving solutions, including energy audits, through its Graybar PowerSmart® program.

One avenue Graybar uses in its own facility strategy is Energy Star Certification.  Energy Star uses a score of 0 to 100 to measure each facility.  This “score” represents the percentage of buildings your energy usage is superior to – {for example a score of 50 is using more energy than half of the buildings in that class and less than the other half.  A score of 75, is better than all but 25%, etc.}  Studies have shown that ENERGY STAR-certified buildings:

  •  Have lower operating costs
  •  Are more marketable
  •  Contribute fewer greenhouse gas emissions to the environment
  •  Command higher rental rates
  •  Have increased asset value

It is for these reasons that Graybar has begun to measure all its “owned” facilities on the Energy Star website.  Based on unaudited numbers, almost 30 Graybar locations across the country meet the Energy Star criteria of energy efficient facilities.  We have started the auditing process to achieve certification within these facilities, while reviewing the balance to determine appropriate PowerSmart methods that can be applied to further reduce energy consumption.  Graybar is proud to have certified the following locations: Corporate Headquarters, Duluth, MN, Green Bay, WI, Youngstown, OH Zone, Stafford, TX Zone, and our Joliet, IL Zone.

Find out how to put energy saving solutions to work in your facility. Your Graybar representative has all the details.

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