Low- and No-Cost Ways to Decrease Energy Use

Buildings across the world have gone from being fully occupied to having just a few occupants, or even being empty, due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. The list below provides steps different facilities can take to decrease energy use during shutdowns and when buildings are not being used to their normal extent. All the tips are low- and no-cost measures and focus on HVAC, lighting, controls, ventilation, water and other miscellaneous areas.