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Energy Efficiency for Business

Every year, much of the energy Florida consumes is wasted through inefficient equipment, transmission, heat loss and inefficient technology -- costing Florida families and businesses money, and leading to increased carbon pollution.

Energy efficiency is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to combat climate change, clean the air we breathe, improve the competitiveness of our businesses and reduce energy costs for consumers.

The components of a building envelope directly affect overall cooling and heating performance and you can significantly reduce energy consumption by implementing measures that target these areas.

In Florida, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, nearly 45 percent of a building’s energy consumption goes toward fulfilling HVAC requirements. Unfortunately, a significant portion of this energy is wasted due to heat gain from air infiltration and inadequate insulation. By sealing air leaks and improving your building’s insulation levels, you can minimize the amount of energy used to condition your building.

There are a number of opportunities for air to leak into and out of a building, including door and window frames, recessed lights, electrical outlets and switches, sill plates, plumbing and utility access, dropped ceilings, water and furnace flues, and ductwork. Sealing these effectively can result in significant energy savings.