What uses the most energy in financial institutions
Electricity End Uses
Natural Gas End Uses
What's costing financial institutions the most
|Average Electric Cost/Month
|Average Gas Cost/Month
|Energy Savings Potential
|Space Heating, Cooling and Ventilation
|Office Equipment and Computing
Ways to Save
- Simple: Seal around windows and doors with new caulk and weather stripping every few years to prevent energy loss.
- Low cost: Service equipment and change filters regularly.
- Capital investment: Replace older heating and cooling equipment with new, energy-efficient equipment. Add insulation to ensure cool or warm air stays inside after sealing windows and doors. Implement advanced rooftop controls by retrofitting existing packaged rooftop air units to reduce heating, cooling and fan energy usage.
- Simple: Manage the computer network to ensure computers go into low-power or “sleep” mode after a period of inactivity. Turn off and unplug electronic equipment when not in use to prevent unnecessary power usage. Decommission any server room equipment that is operating but unused.
- Low cost: Install advanced power strips that detect a drop in energy usage and turn off electronics when staff has left for the day. Consider server virtualization to reduce the number of physical servers required for operations.
- Capital investment: Upgrade to ENERGY STAR® certified computers, servers, uninterruptable power supplies, printers, copiers, etc. when replacing equipment.
- Simple: Turn lights off when a space is not in use.
- Low cost: Install occupancy sensors to turn lights off for areas where lights might be left on for extended periods, despite not being occupied. Areas with good opportunity for installing occupancy sensors include bathrooms, storage areas, conference rooms and break rooms.
- Capital investment: Replace incandescent and fluorescent lights with LEDs to see savings of up to 50%! LEDs also have a longer life span resulting in reduced replacements. Replace exterior lights with LEDs to save even more.
See how your financial institution compares
Average EUI for financial institutions in the Midwest
14.7 kWh/square foot
0.29 therms/square foot