Read this dialogue in which two energy engineers wonder how they can reduce the energy consumption of the building they are working on.
Engineer 1: Hey, have you taken a look at the energy consumption report for the building we’re working on?
Engineer 2: Not yet. What’s the situation like?
Engineer 1: It’s not looking great. The energy bills are much higher than they should be, and we need to do something about it.
Engineer 2: I see. What do you suggest we do?
Engineer 1: I suggest we start by using energy-efficient technologies, such as LED lighting, efficient HVAC systems, and high-performance insulation.
Engineer 2: That’s a good idea. How much do you think we can save by using these technologies?
Engineer 1: Well, it depends on how much we use them and how much we invest in them. But generally speaking, these technologies can help us reduce energy consumption by up to 30% or more.
Engineer 2: That’s great to hear. Let’s start by doing a cost-benefit analysis and see which technologies make the most sense for this building.