Renewable Energy - Energy Saving Solar
April 6, 2018

Walk Before You Run!

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This may sound like a simple and well used phrase, but when it comes to renewable energy production, why do people start to run first?

My point is that renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, fuel cells etc. are all in themselves sustainable energy producers. Simply replacing or reducing the number of power stations with clean energy production is not the first or best step we all should be taking.

Energy conservation and efficiency measures deliver better investments and faster Returns on Investment, plus they make the most sense. If we waste between 25 – 40% of all the power today that’s produced, then look at how big that potential is if we all played our part and committed to an energy waste free world.

Realistically not everyone will participate, despite the very attractive financial benefits that come with conservation and efficiency improvements. Consider the impact if just 50% of people and businesses developed an energy reduction plan.

Saving energy is not a cost, you don’t even have to budget to take action, the savings created will if done correctly pay for the upgrades. Essentially, this opportunity becomes common sense and you will be kicking yourself for not implementing it sooner. You can be forgiven for not having realized this was an option, but never forgiven for continuing with the status quo!

To conclude removing the wasted energy first lessens the amount of solar PV, Wind turbines or fuel cells necessary to provide the power we need. 100% of the energy generated delivers useful work, ultimately the best approach to the energy problem we all face.

Energy Management, Energy Savings, Energy Savings Solutions, Solar
LED Refrigerator Tubes

Store managers should know they need to replace traditional fluorescent lighting in their refrigerated display cases with LED tubes. Why? Because of the many LED light retrofit advantages:

  • Florescent bulbs create 90% heat and poor light quality. LED Refrigerator tubes use 70% less energy with minimal heat and produce a higher quality light.
  • LED lighting functions very well in cold temperatures.
  • Extremely low maintenance.
  • Reduction in disposal costs due to incredibly long lifespans.
  • No mercury or hazardous materials.
  • Enhances product appearance
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Save energy at a reasonable cost

Simply put, it’s a no brainer. Less Energy = Minimial heat & lower energy costs. But are all LED refrigerated tubes the same? OF COURSE NOT!! 

At vootu we engineer and design our own commercial grade products to produce the best quality lighting at the lowest price. Call us today and speak to one of our highly knowledgeable LED consultants to help you make the switch to LED on your refrigerated display cases and freezers.

Energy Savings, Energy Savings Solutions
Energy Management Plan vootu

An Energy Management Plan is being discussed around boardrooms everywhere. vootu is known as the “Energy Saving Group” because we specialize in Energy Management Plans. This includes both Energy Conservation and Energy Efficiency measures.  Our unique services aim to eliminate all energy waste that currently exists in every facility by monitoring, targeting and reducing energy consumption.

You will probably be surprised to learn that most companies waste between 24-40% of the energy they purchase every month. This places them at a competitive disadvantage against other energy efficient competitors.

Implementing an Energy Reduction program delivers increased profits, demonstrates your commitment to a cleaner environment, provides enhanced employee production and is simply the “right decision to make”.

As your company budgets for 2018, make an Energy Management plan that will increase profits, reduce energy costs and put money back into the business. Call on vootu’s Energy Management Consultants with years of knowledge and experience to provide a customized Energy Management plan that puts you on top of your competition by lowering your electric bill. Make money saving energy!

Energy Efficiency, Energy Management, Energy Savings Solutions
energy efficiency

Even the government is telling us to STOP PROCRASTINATING and adopt energy efficient practices and products. The cost of delaying energy inefficiencies could be extraordinary. On average, 30 cents of every dollar that organizations spend on energy use in commercial buildings is wasted. Since inception, ENERGY STAR has shown impressive results: in 2010 Americans and businesses saved nearly $18 billion on utility bills. How much money is your organization wasting? THE TIME TO CHANGE THE WAY WE POWER OUR LIVES IS NOW!

1. Make money saving energy

To achieve the best results with the absolute lowest investment cost, you need the help of Energy Management professionals such as vootu. We can walk you through the process, explain in simple terms how you benefit and how we build your unique Energy Reduction Action Plan to show you the value this will deliver. Organizations can realize up to 40% annual energy reductions all without trade-offs in performance or comfort. This means increasing profits while saving the earth’s vital resources for generations to come. Why choose vootu?

2. The value of energy efficiency

According to the International Energy Agency, “The world can expect energy prices to continue their generally upward spiral in the years ahead if energy policies remain the same.” If you consider that statement for a moment, you can instantly recognize the value of energy efficiency. And the good news is that energy efficiency remains the single most cost-effective way to cut energy use, if done correctly. Commercial buildings, industrial facilities and schools just to name a few gain comfort, health and safety benefits from energy efficiency programs while saving on the cost of utilities, maintenance and system costs.

3. Standard operation procedure

So what do healthcare organizations, major league sports teams, colleges and universities, small businesses and entire cities recognize about energy efficiency? That educating their employees about standard operating efficiency procedures can achieve enormous annual energy savings through better energy management.  This includes turning off lights, computers, monitors, printers and scanners when not needed.

4. Knowledge is power

According to the EPA, “Energy represents 30% of the variable costs and constitutes the single largest controllable operating cost.” Air conditioning, refrigeration, motors and LED Lighting can be optimized through Energy Monitoring Systems to achieve maximum savings.  The most crucial part in reducing energy waste is to bring visibility to the problems. vootu has developed our Real Time Energy Monitors to solve the problem. It is the essential tool to make saving energy easier and more accurate by making hard to fathom costs visible, bringing a new dimension and insight into a once very secretive commodity. There’s truth in the statement, “you can’t manage what you can’t measure”. Once you have a clear picture of all the energy problems and inefficiencies within your facility, vootu has created our industry best range of energy saving technologies to optimize the main areas of inefficiencies. The main areas we focus our attention on are: power quality, lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and motor driven devices. HOW MANY OF THESE DO YOU HAVE?

5. Low-risk investment

If you think saving energy is an expense, think again. vootu can eliminate your risk by showing you how to create a self-funded solution. To create a successful no risk energy saving plan requires knowledge and expertise. vootu has decades of experience and a reputation for delivering exactly what we say… Put us to the test, we guarantee our savings!

“When it comes to improving your bottom line, energy efficiency is proven effective and brilliant in its simplicity.” -Energy Star

Energy Efficiency, Energy Savings
led lighting

How did we get to LED Lighting?

Lets look at the history of lighting. The world would be a dark place without electric light bulbs. Can you imagine trying to read by candlelight? Until 1879 when Edison’s version of the incandescent light became an everyday convenience, fire was still the best way to light up a dark room. For the next 80 or so years scientists continued to make small advancements  in reducing cost and increasing efficiency of the incandescent bulb but but it didn’t change much. By the 1950s researchers still had only figured out how to convert about 10% of the energy the incandescent bulb used into light and began to focus their energy on other lighting solutions.

The greatest change in lighting didn’t happen until 1962 when Nick Holonyak, Jr., created the first practical visible light-emitting diode (LED). His invention was called “the magic one” at General Electric. Holonyak wasn’t trying to create a light that would replace incandescent bulbs. He was trying to make a laser.

About LED Lights

Light emitting diodes (LED) are the light engines that deliver illumination, however, there are many components that make up a good reliable lighting source and diodes are just one. It’s easy to see the initial benefits of LED lighting over it’s inefficient legacy counterparts. LED lighting is the most energy efficient lighting system on the market today but unfortunately not all LED products are built to last or even deliver noticeable energy savings making investing in a new LED lighting upgrade a risky prospect.

The good news is that here at vootu, we design and engineer all of our LED products to the highest standard of performance, reliability and efficiency. We have built an enviable reputation of reliable LED lighting solutions, always meeting but often exceeding our clients expectations. Here are a few benefits of a vootu LED lighting upgrade:

  • 50-85% reduction in Energy Consumption
  • > 10 years maintenance free operation
  • Improved quality of light & reduced eye fatigue
  • Lower cooling costs due to LED efficiencies in converting energy to visible light (90% efficiency)
  • No harmful ultra violet light
  • No damaging infra red light
  • Easily controlled via dimming technology
  • Retrofit to every lighting fixture
  • Higher color render index than traditional lighting products

Working with vootu and our authorized LED consultants guarantees a successful retrofit solution with industry best commercial grade products with proven reliability and performance. Why take a risk when vootu has engineered a risk free way to transition into today’s high performance LED lighting.

As a manufacturer of LED solutions we focus on all aspects of producing commercial grade LED products. We secure third party safety testing by having Underwriters Laboratory (UL) test our products for safety. Our performance and efficacy allows our products to qualify for incentives and rebates such as Design Light Consortium (DLC) and Energy Star. Learn more about LED Product applications.

If you want the peace of mind of knowing your LED lighting retrofit was a wise investment, vootu to help you accurately analyze the financial benefits our LED solutions deliver. Discover our LED products.

Energy Savings, Energy Savings Solutions