Sustainability

Supporting actions that make a greater impact

To meet your Sustainability goals, focus on achieving measurable results

Cut Energy Demand

Lower Water Use

Reduce CO2 Emissions

Alares Engineering helps organizations focus on building systems efficiency – implementing the strategies in your facilities that will reduce energy demand, water use, and environmental pollutants.

These are smart business practices.

They’re also the strategies that enable the most successful Sustainability programs to meet their top priority goals.

Alares Engineering helps you meet both energy efficiency and sustainability goals.

STRATEGY 1
Reduce the amount of energy used to run your buildings

Over 60% of the total electricity in the US is used in Commercial and Industrial buildings. And of that, almost half goes to powering building lights and HVAC systems (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). See Electricity infographic, below – or Click Here

Finding ways to cut energy use will:

  • lower your total utility costs and save you money
  • help reduce carbon emissions (CO2) – by reducing the amount of electricity needed to be produced at power plants
STRATEGY 2
Lower water use with new technologies and equipment optimization

Many industrial processes are water-intensive, and buildings of all sizes can find costs savings by cutting water use.

Schedule regular audits to review your building processes and to check water-based systems for leaks.

Good water-efficiency strategies will:

  • Lower your annual water and sewage costs
  • Conserve clean water and help manage growing water availability issues
STRATEGY 3
Consider renewable energy options. But first, lower your total energy demand.

To generate your own clean energy, learn which renewable energy system will work best at your specific location. Options include solar, geothermal, and combined heat and power (CHP).

However, first reduce your total energy use. That’s how a renewable energy system will be able to power a greater percentage of your total energy needs. More savings, and a better return on your investments.

Electricity: Where is it used?

Commercial and industrial buildings use over 60% of all electricity in the US.

And almost 1/2 of that goes to building Lighting and HVAC.

* Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014

We believe in leaving the world better than we found it.

Alares Engineering shares your commitment to Sustainability

Not only do we recommend sustainable building practices to our clients, we also follow the same strategies at our headquarters.

We’ve successfully integrated energy-saving measures at our offices, and we’re proud to have two renewable energy systems in place.

  • Solar Electric System – providing up to 20% of our electric use
  • Geothermal Heating and Cooling System – saving up to 40% of our total energy demand
  • Lighting Retro-Fit – which reduced our electrical use by 20%

LEED-certified professionals and environmental leaders

As LEED professionals, as well as environmental leaders and licensed engineers, our team is ready with the in-depth knowledge to help you develop your path to Sustainability success.

Because of our experience, we’re able to help you plan the fastest ways to reduce energy demand, water-use, and waste streams.

A philosophical commitment to Sustainability

Our team at Alares Engineering embraces a philosophical commitment to sustainability.

We’re driven to provide the most effective services, but we’re also motivated by the additional long-term benefits of our work: protecting our health, conserving limited resources, and preserving our natural environment.

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