Can a shift to LED units in exit signs rather than 40-watt bulbs make a difference to an office’s energy costs?

One independent group that conducts energy audits on businesses said that is the case for the environmentally friendly alternative.

Most in the business community aim to save operating dollars, but want to see calculations for a return on investment first, according to Natsaha Milazzo, energy solutions division manager with Friedman Electric in Pennsylvania tells The Northeast PA Business Journal.

She says modern technology now allows savings of 30% to 50% simply by updating businesses lighting systems.

“In an era of unstable energy costs, the prospects for powering up business profitability often involve how a business powers down its energy consumption,” she tells The Northeast PA Business Journal.

One topic the article discusses: energy savings through Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) design. LEED certification is a national industry measurement tool created by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) to define the industry’s most environmentally conscious projects.

The article references Benco Dental CenterPoint East headquarters and distribution center in CenterPoint East, located in Pittston, PA.

Jim Cummings, vice president of marketing with Mericle Commercial Real Estate Service singles out Mericle LEED locations like new construction for the 744,080-square-foot industrial facility occupied by Kimberly Clark on CenterPoint Boulevard. In 2009, Mericle also received LEED Silver Certification for commercial interiors in the 615,600-square-foot fulfillment center occupied by in Hazleton’s Humboldt Industrial Park.

“We’re also proud that the Benco Dental’s headquarters and distribution center in CenterPoint East, developed by Mericle, is Silver LEED Certified,” says Cummings.

To find out more about how your business can begin saving now, contact Benco’s Practice Lifecycle team, where our in-house professionals can guide you through every step up of upgrading and maintaining your practice.