Not all buildings are created equal when it comes to energy usage, even when comparing buildings of similar size, mission, and location. Nearly all buildings could stand to trim their energy usage in the name of efficiency. One answer lies in energy services companies (ESCOs), which help facility owners save energy and money without a large initial investment.
“ESCOs identify energy-saving opportunities that can be justified to owners in financial terms,” said Drake H. Erbe, vice president market development, Airxchange Inc. The improvements are paid for with money saved by upgrading the facility.