Information from CBI-electric: low voltage
Businesses interested in implementing energy efficient solutions should take the following steps first, says Terry Lawrenson, CBI-electric: low voltage’s managing director.
Know your numbers: Conduct an energy audit. Ascertaining how much energy a business uses is the first step in calculating potential savings and drawing up a green framework for the company. The audit can be done in house or by contracting a consultant for energy efficiency assessments, solutions and management.
Change the lights: All fluorescent lamps can be replaced with LED lamps to improve on energy efficiency. LED lamps use around 75% less energy and can last longer reducing power consumption.
Monitor, control and schedule with smart devices: Smart devices such as smart plugs, controllers and isolators allow users to schedule lights, aircons and items that are plugged in and not in use to be turned off. When it comes to temperature management, aircons and heaters can be scheduled to turn on depending on the temperature. Lights can be scheduled to turn on and off at the start and end of every day.
With these measures in place, businesses can then assess whether they should invest in their own renewable energy generation or continue with energy efficiency measures.
“Efficiency and environmental responsibility is of the upmost importance to our company, and is vital for the country as a whole,” says Lawrenson. “Our investment in renewable energy is about more than just saving money, it is about responsible use of energy, protecting the environment and lowering our carbon footprint. This is something that every individual and every business should consider implementing and in South Africa we have many opportunities to do so,” he concludes.
About CBI-electric: low voltage
Established in 1949, CBI-electric: low voltage is a manufacturer and supplier of quality low voltage electrical distribution, protection, and control equipment. Previously known as Circuit Breaker Industries or CBI, the company specialises in the design, development, and manufacturing of circuit breakers, residential current devices, surge protection, wiring accessories, and metering products.
Head quartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company is a subsidiary of renowned JSE listed industrial group Reunert, with international operations across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and USA.
CBI-electric: low voltage can be found in almost every home and has firmly become a market leader over the last 72 years while supplying products to authorities, utilities, manufacturers, commercial property developers, industrial, mining, telecommunications, and general power distribution applications.
In 2021, the brand launched its smart IoT home automation range, called the Astute Range.
For more information about CBI-electric: low voltage visit: www.cbi-lowvoltage.co.za