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.
Aschinger’s solar experience includes:
Assistance in system planning and siting of panels,
Logistical support for sourcing and warehousing of solar components,
Documentation for any applicable energy credits
Top Ten Energy Saving Tips:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Consider using high-intensity discharge (also called HID) or low-pressure sodium lights.
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.
Use task lighting; instead of brightly lighting an entire room, focus the light where you need it.
Use dimmers, motion sensors, or occupancy sensors to automatically turn on or off lighting as needed and prevent energy waste.
Install fluorescent light fixtures for all ceiling- and wall-mounted fixtures that will be on for more than 2 hours each day.
Consider buying green energy for a small premium from a supplier such as AmerenUE
Lighting Design Retrofits
Even 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
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“Our diagrams were a hodgepodge of pieces. Aschinger looked at our building and gave us a complete set of one line diagrams. Before, when we had an issue we could grab the pieces but we weren’t even sure if they were right. Another good thing was their analysis and maintenance recommendations.”
“We just wanted to express our sincere thanks to Aschinger Electric for the outstanding service we received from the electricians and employees of your company.”
“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…”
“We were quite pleased with Aschinger. Our previous infrascan company wasn’t nearly as thorough.”
“The experience with Aschinger Electric has been a pleasure with positive results.”
“Shelli and Greg and Fred and everyone at Aschinger provide great service to TLC, and we appreciate it very much.”