The following is a guest post written by Elizabeth Smyth, a writer for Precision Paragon, an energy efficient commercial lighting manufacturer and leader in lighting retrofits. She contacted me with a guest post and I agreed because I like their simple lighting payback calculator for business. We usually focus on the residential setting, but most of us have jobs, and we can also have a large impact there. It always amazes me when the companies I visit don't have any form of lighting control or efficient lighting in their factory/warehouse/office because lighting paybacks are usually the quickest efficiency payback.
Most of us know what to do when it comes to energy efficient lighting in our homes: use CFLs and LEDs, adjust lighting timers, power outdoor lights with solar energy, etc. But we do not spend all of our time in the comfort of our homes. Most of us spend almost as much time away from home burning the midnight oil at the office. But most likely, the issue of energy efficient retrofits has seldom crossed our mind in the workplace.
While we could easily say “that’s not my problem” and wait for management or the business owner to broach the issue, we could just as easily address the issue now. After all, introducing tangible cost saving initiatives in the workplace is never frowned upon.
To make things easy for you, we have created an online lighting retrofit calculator that does all the heavy lifting. Simply input a few known variables – square feet, cost per kWh, and total annual hours of operation – and click compute. You may be surprised at just how much your workplace can save.
Lighting Retrofit calculator provided by [P2].