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Sustainability

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Aschinger was recognized in 2013 as the “Most Valuable Player” by Ameren among trade allies participating in its ActOnEnergy® BizSavers® program.

Our engineering background and our investment in technology, such as infrared scanning and thermography, allows us analyze your operation’s current energy status and devise strategies for improvement.
Aschinger lighting programs improve workplace productivity and building environments while exponentially improving energy efficiency.
We have developed successful implementation solar energy programs for our customers. We are expert at the design, installation and logistical issues involved.
Aschinger’s experience in sustainable energy systems has recently extended to the installation of wind turbines and electrical vehicle charging stations.
Solar

Aschinger has developed widespread capabilities in solar installations.

We have completed projects ranging from commercial and institutional installations such as the Science Center in St. Louis to 510 kilowatts of solar panels covering the roof and structures for a parking lot for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Fort Riley, KS.solar
Aschinger’s solar experience includes:
  • Assistance in system planning and siting of panels,
  • Logistical support for sourcing and warehousing of solar components,
  • System installation,
  • Documentation for any applicable energy credits

 

Energy Tips

Top Ten Energy Saving Tips:

  1. ENERGY STAR® computers and monitors save energy only when the power management features are activated, so make sure power management is activated on your computer.
  2. There is a common misconception that screen savers reduce energy use by monitors; they do not. Automatic switching to sleep mode or manually turning monitors off is always the better energy-saving strategy.
  3. To maximize savings with a laptop, put the AC adapter on a power strip that can be turned off (or will turn off automatically); the transformer in the AC adapter draws power continuously, even when the laptop is not plugged into the adapter.
  4. Though there is a small surge in energy when a computer starts up, this small amount of energy is still less than the energy used when a computer is running for long periods of time. For energy savings and convenience, consider turning off the monitor if you aren’t going to use your PC for more than 20 minutes or both the CPU and monitor if you’re not going to use your PC for more than 2 hours.
  5. Consider using high-intensity discharge (also called HID) or low-pressure sodium lights.
  6. Recessed downlights (also called recessed cans) are now available that are rated for contact with insulation (IC rated), are designed specifically for pin-based CFLs, and can be used in retrofits or new construction.
  7. Use task lighting; instead of brightly lighting an entire room, focus the light where you need it.
  8. Use dimmers, motion sensors, or occupancy sensors to automatically turn on or off lighting as needed and prevent energy waste.
  9. Install fluorescent light fixtures for all ceiling- and wall-mounted fixtures that will be on for more than 2 hours each day.
  10. Consider buying green energy for a small premium from a supplier such as AmerenUE
Lighting Design Retrofits

Drilling Service LightingEven if your facility is only a few years old, the improvement in the energy efficiency of lighting sources since it was completed has been exponential.

Aschinger develops lighting programs that can both save you energy dollars and improve the quality of your building’s lighting. We capitalize on programs that allow you to quickly recapture the outlay for energy efficient fixtures.
Ameren Missouri provides energy credits for qualified energy saving programs.  Aschinger was recognized in 2013 as the “Most Valuable Player” by Ameren among trade allies participating in its ActOnEnergy® BizSavers® program.
Our programs include:
  • Identification of lighting needs,
  • Design of new lighting configurations,
  •  Selection of the most effective and energy efficient lighting fixtures,
  • Sourcing of those fixtures,
  • Installation and commissioning of the lighting, and
  • Identifying and applying for energy credits.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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  • “Over my career I have had the pleasure of working with a handful of craft workers who possess a truly advanced set of talents and knowledge, and I would certainly put Jeff in this category. We all rely heavily on our key field supervisors like Jeff and I think sometimes take their superior performance for granted. That is why I wanted to take the time to make you and your organization aware of the valuable asset that Jeff is to Aschinger Electric.”

  • “Thank you for sending Monte to work on our 5th grade classroom. We appreciate his ingenuity and good sense of humor while he worked at providing safer electric solutions…”

  • “Our project was never typical, could become unsafe at any time, was always sensitive to production and yet from the beginning your team has always looked after our best interest. Mike House and Scott Strumpler did an exceptional job!”

  • “Aschinger delivered a beautifully designed and installed process control network…. A truly professional installation leveraging 21st century technology that will reliably support our automation efforts for the next 20 years.”

  • “We truly appreciate your efforts in all aspects of the construction process, and hope that we will soon be working together again on another project.”

  • “When Aschinger showed us the dollars and cents it was a no brainer.  We went from 25-year-old fixtures to state of the art, and saved money in the process.”