Energy and Sustainability

Reduced energy usage directly translates to your bottom line. The long-term savings can quickly repay the minimal capital investment.

Managing Your Energy Costs
Did you know?

  • Lighting accounts for as much as 25% of the energy used in commercial office buildings
  • Buildings account for almost half of the U.S. and Canada’s annual energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Globally, 76% of all power plant generated electricity is used just to operate buildings.
  • Buildings of less than 100,000 square feet account for 98% of commercial office space in the U.S.
  • Tenants are increasingly asking about “green” buildings in an effort to control their overall leasing costs. The U.S. Federal government must take building energy efficiency into consideration when leasing property.

When considering renovation and equipment upgrades, many building owners and managers are examining strategies to “green” their buildings and implement sustainable operations. They see the tremendous and immediate opportunity for property owners to increase net operating income and building asset value. Simply by upgrading to or installing new energy efficient lighting systems from SYLVANIA, you can achieve energy savings of up to 50%. And with the implementation of a building automation and lighting controls strategy, you can save up to an additional 25%.

Lighting for the Sustainable Office

To be considered sustainable, an office lighting system should:

  • Provide the highest quality of light possible.
  • Contain products with reduced levels of mercury.
  • Save energy.
  • Incorporate long life or extended life products.

Why use energy efficient, long life lighting systems?

  • Sustainable operations consume fewer resources, leads to lower operating expenses and higher net operating income. (NOI)
  • Energy efficient lighting systems generate less heat, reducing the building’s HVAC cooling load and provide additional savings.
  • New energy efficient lighting systems increase a property’s resale value.
  • They deliver more comfortable illumination, providing employees with the ability to select light levels that are suitable and comfortable for specific tasks. In many cases, employees chose lower light levels, which translate into greater energy savings.
  • Be seen as a better neighbor. Taking a leadership role in improving your building’s environmental “footprint” demonstrates leadership and commitment to social responsibility and community benefit.