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Energy Solutions

Commercial buildings account for 19% of total energy consumed in the United States. More than half of that energy goes toward powering HVAC and lighting systems. And energy costs will only continue to rise. But there’s good news: You can control your utility costs by implementing effective energy management solutions. (We know because we’ve done it!)

Our electrical supply locations serve as examples of energy management solutions and services at work. We demonstrate the latest technology, explain how it works, and can even walk you through the savings we’ve experienced at Van Meter.

Let our knowledgeable staff serve as your team of sustainability experts; they can offer suggestions based on real data, allowing you to make changes that will deliver noticeable reductions in energy use. Check out the savings that Van Meter customers have experienced after completing energy audits and then selecting products to improve energy management.

Lighting/Energy Audits

energy audit energy managementManaging energy costs is a smart decision no matter what; it leads to reduced utility bills, lower energy consumption, decreased electrical loads, and a smaller environmental footprint. But before you invest in energy management efforts, it’s important to understand how much energy your systems currently use – and where unnecessary energy waste may be occurring.

Bringing Van Meter to your site to conduct an energy audit offers a variety of benefits. Our in-house energy experts will create a total energy efficiency model that bundles products, services, and financing options. We’ll start by walking through your facility and asking questions about processes, utility bills, maintenance and repair practices, and system lifecycle. After we’re done, you’ll receive:

  • A better understanding of overall energy usage
  • Insight on specific tasks/systems causing energy waste
  • Realistic energy management recommendations – including suggested steps to take
  • Assistance with selecting energy-efficiency initiatives that will work with your project scope
  • A baseline to measure energy-efficiency improvements against

Van Meter electrical supply also offers these services specific to lighting systems. If you want a better handle on lighting system performance and energy usage, we’ll conduct a lighting energy audit to get you started. 

Our energy audit and lighting audit services are conducted at no cost to you, and don’t require a purchasing commitment.

Renewable Energy Services

energy management servicesRelying on clean, renewable energy resources decreases reliance on fossil fuels and reduces pollution. From small commercial applications to large industrial sites, solar and wind energy are key to sustainability performance.

Van Meter believes in renewable energy so much, in fact, that we use it to power several of our 15 electrical supply locations across the Midwest – and we’ve seen extremely low utility bills as a result. We’ll help you determine simple payback, ROI, environmental impact, annual and lifetime energy costs, and annual maintenance requirements to see if renewable energy makes sense for your green building project. We can also help you identify renewable energy tax credits and rebates, which can make these systems even more affordable.

Sustainability Services

True sustainability marries energy management best practices with clean energy, recycling, and better business processes. Our knowledgeable, experienced product specialists can help you design and implement sustainability practices while keeping up with legislative changes and requirements. We also have employees dedicated to finding customers innovative ways to fund sustainable, green building projects.

Recycling Services

Waste reduction reduces the environmental impact of your project. Once a product is no longer needed, let Van Meter help you recycle it – whether it’s a ballast, a fluorescent lamp, or wire scraps and spools. You can bring your items to us, or we’ll pick them up and recycle them while complying with all necessary laws and regulations. You can rest easy knowing that you’re not sending items to the landfill that could be recycled instead.

Financing

Just as with any Van Meter project, we offer flexibility when it comes to paying for energy management solutions services. Our financing team provides multiple hassle-free billing options, and can also identify unique financing options for energy management projects and initiatives. Don’t let upfront costs be a barrier to energy efficiency; we’ll minimize these costs so you can move forward with energy management improvements.

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