EMCOR is serious about being "green" and we are committed to saving energy and reducing energy costs for our clients. This is one in a series of ongoing communications that feature tips you can do to make your facilities more "green" and energy efficient. Many of these suggested examples can be executed for little-to-no cost—they are small measures that can make a big impact.


A new cleaning schedule can
save up to 10% off your annual
energy costs


What does cleaning have to do with energy costs?  Janitorial staff is often ignored when developing energy saving strategies, yet lighting for after-hours cleaning can account for 25% of the weekly lighting use, which equates to between 5% and 10% of your building’s annual energy use.


One option to consider is 'day cleaning' during normal operating hours. If cleaning must remain a night-time activity, have janitors clean as a team—turning off lights as they complete a floor or even an area or office. Finally, have security walk-through each floor after cleaning is completed to ensure lights are off—even checking task lighting that occupants inadvertently left on.



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