Category: Energy Usage

Sustainability: A Treasure Hunt for a Better Energy Solution

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When we hear the term “sustainability,” we automatically think of the trends that have been surfacing in our world over the past couple of years. Questions like “How can we make our world greener?” or “How can we save energy and resources?” seem to appear everywhere. Although awareness has been raised, the basic fixes like recycling and turning off lights are simply not enough to solve the problem. The real solutions for going green and industrial energy usage dilemmas can deceive us by appearing more complicated than they really are. Treasure hunts are one solution to these problems. As a strategy that helps to bring several skills into play, treasure hunts involve a team of employees working together to evaluate and assess the energy consumption in a facility. These different perspectives, knowledge, and expertise join together to create a customized energy efficiency solution.

An inevitable find in these commercial and industrial treasure hunts is the hidden cost of cooling. By recovering this wasted energy, companies not only become more energy conscious but also end up saving money (treasure) while going green—an ideal solution. Sustainability, energy efficiency, and treasure hunts go hand-in-hand and when done correctly provide major kWh savings, sparing the pain of expensive energy bills.

tekWorx reduces the energy usage for customers by optimizing chilled water plant production. tekWorx CEO® system not only helps the environment by controlling the amount of resources used, it also prevents unnecessary spending through its customized adaptive control algorithms. Check out our chiller plant evaluation forms to see how much energy your plant can save with a customized control system from our Approachable Expertise® team. We’re here to make our world (and your wallets) a little greener!

Section 179 Tax Deduction Set to Expire

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The final countdown has begun for the expiration of the Section 179 Deduction on December 31, 2013. Though discussion of yet another federal extension had been circulating the outcome was still unclear. While the tax provisions outlined in the deduction have notoriously been applied retroactively, some members of the industry rely on the write off, depreciation, and tax incentives each year to make new capital expenditure purchases for their business. Consequently, they were leery as to whether these such extensions would continue into 2014. With upwards of $2,500,000 granted to qualifying large business, the HVAC industrywas placed on their toes.

UPDATE: Thankfully, Section 179 has been restore to original limits for 2014, allowing industries to take a sigh of relief and continue to invest in their infrastructure.

Regardless of the Section 179’s continuance, retrofitting current facilities results in capital expenditure savings that help cushion businesses for other investments. tekWorx specializes in retrofitting current chiller plants using clients’ existing facilities enabling the system to run more efficiently and saving valuable resources to be spent on other investments rather than energy usage. To find out how much money your company could save with tekWorx, fill out our Chiller Plant Evaluation Form.