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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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  • “I would like to offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to Aschinger for a great job. Everyone involved was knowledgeable and professional. This was a monumental achievement for both Duke and Aschinger and we should be proud of the results.”

  • “We’re writing to commend the quality of service provided to Union Avenue Christian Church by two members of your organization.  Frank Laks and Adrian Ellis worked together to solve an exterior lighting dilemma that has plagued our facility for many years…(they) took great care of our century-old building, providing a solution that was implemented with professionalism and attention to detail.”

  • “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.”

  • “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!”

  • “Monte took the time to fully explain the current situation to me so I could pass along the details to Ameren. He was extremely patient as I took notes…Monte was so helpful and friendly & I just want to let you all know!”

  • Your foreman was irreplaceable in assisting us prepare for the event in the week preceding it, as well as helpful in setting up generators and other electrical equipment the morning of the event. He worked closely with our own staff electricians, and ensured that the event electricity was provided as safe and aesthetically pleasing as possible.