The benefit of using energy more efficiently goes above and beyond saving money. Sure, most people know that swapping traditional incandescent bulbs with LEDs will help cut costs, but did you know that drinking water and wastewater systems account for approximately 4% of energy use in the US, resulting in the emissions of more than 45 million tons of GHGs annually? Or, did you know that as of 2021, more than 2.1 million Americans now work in the energy efficiency industry?
Improving the way your facility operates can help with the following:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions– Increased efficiency can lower greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, therefore improving the quality of our air. Increased efficiency will keep items from being overworked, therefore resulting in less GHG emissions being produced.
- Reduce waste– Improving your energy efficiency can also reduce hazardous waste including wastewater. There are abundant energy conservation opportunities at wastewater treatment facilities. With pumps, motors, and other equipment operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, water and wastewater facilities can be among the largest consumers of energy in a community.
- Create jobs– The mission to increase energy efficiency is a worldwide matter, therefore career paths within this space are continuing to emerge. More than 2.1 million Americans now work in energy efficiency (EE), representing the biggest part of the entire energy sector.
- Help meet the growing energy demand– Energy efficiency can provide long-term benefits by lowering overall electricity demand, thus reducing the need to invest in new electricity generation and transmission infrastructure.
- Risk Management– Energy efficiency also helps diversify utility resource portfolios and can be a hedge against uncertain markets.
In times when markets are volatile and commodity prices escalating, implementing energy efficiency measures is the best approach when looking for ways to better manage your total energy costs. Our knowledge, experience and expertise in energy can help make a difference. Discover how your facility can benefit from our Energy Efficiency services by contacting us today to set up an initial discovery call.
Sources referenced: https://e2.org/reports/energy-efficiency-jobs-in-america-2021/