How to achieve lower energy consumption in commercial buildings

The connection between energy use and the environment is extremely direct. When we consume less power, we reduce the amount of toxic fumes released by power plants, conserve the earth’s natural resources, and help protect ecosystems. 

Commercial buildings are not known for their energy efficiency. Building owners can save a lot of money on energy costs while also reducing the building’s carbon footprint as they reduce energy consumption. To do this they need to take possible steps and some of these are as follows.

Upgrading systems

This is the most important step, upgrading old systems and devices with an old HVAC (Heating Ventilation and air-condition) system. These old systems can do a bad job in managing air quality. In addition, any appliances should also be replaced with more energy efficient ones. This may be a big investment, but it will cost less money on bills and energy in the future. 

Green walls

Green walls increase the value of properties in terms of energy efficiency while reducing the use of appliances and adding aesthetic value. 

Also called living walls, they take vertical gardening to new levels. Plant life breathes fresh air into your space while insulating or cooling environments that rely heavily on HVAC.


These bulbs are longer lasting and use only one letter of the energy that conventional bulbs use. They also radiate less heat, which helps reduce the amount of money spent on air conditioning, and are also replaced less frequently.

Reduce water consumption

Water is one of the main resources that most people take for granted. Taps can be fitted with aerators to restrict water flow. Low-flow toilets use about half as much water when flushing as normal toilets. 

There are many more steps that can be taken to reduce the excessive energy consumption of commercial buildings, but these may be the first to start to reduce the consumption of energy and be more sustainable.