Commercial buildings and industrial facilities across the U.S. produce approximately $400 billion annually in combined energy costs. Unfortunately, nearly 30 percent of that energy is wasted each year. The good news is, there is definite room for improvement. Architects, building owners and facility managers have the opportunity to design and maintain buildings that help reduce the total consumption of energy throughout the U.S. Energy costs can be brought down significantly with even the smallest green initiatives, and commercial roofs especially have incredible energy saving potential.
However, implementing the right strategies and products is vital for making a powerful impact on the environment as well as decreasing overall building costs annually. The following strategies can be utilized to improve your building envelope’s energy efficiency, which can lead to decreased operating costs: