All over the globe, industries are undergoing an electrical transformation. Both industrial and commercial buildings are evolving in their energy needs, as businesses increase their reliance on electrical products.
As commercial buildings may house any number of different businesses – all with their own unique energy needs – it’s the responsibility of building managers and owners to prepare their building for present and future energy requirements.
Medium businesses can use up to 65,000 kWh of energy each year.
Adjusting for future energy demand
The most crucial element to meeting these present and future needs is in choosing the right switchboard – the neural hub of a building that distributes, measures and adjusts the flow of energy to match the electrical needs of a building.
While in the past this may have been a relatively easy decision to make, the highly diverse number of functions required by commercial and industrial organisations demand in-depth consideration regarding which switchboard is right. This is because these functional requirements are steadily increasing to include all heating, lighting, air-conditioning and building services such as lifts.
In many cases, switchboards will also need to manage a variety of critical functions for businesses. For the industrial and commercial sectors, this could be automated production lines, materials handling and processing, telecommunications, data centres, e-commerce services, medical storage and refrigeration, emergency services and more. The fact is, our world is becoming reliant on technology – much of it connected and powered by electricity – and all industries need to take note.
Business growth and increased power needs
This is particularly relevant to switchboards as, while they are built to last, they need to have a future-proof capacity or be scalable to grow alongside your business. According to the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), micro, small and medium businesses can use up to 15,000, 30,000 and 65,000 kWh of energy respectively. Your choice in switchboard, therefore, should prepare your business for future growth, taking into consideration where forecasted energy increases will occur.
As the manager of a building, the need for a sufficient switchboard is unmistakable. Your ability to supply your building with the energy it needs will directly affect the clientele wanting to rent or lease your space. If you are unable to provide them with reliable and stable power supply, there’s a high chance they will take their business elsewhere.
At DaRa Switchboards, we work with both modular and in-house custom switchboards, to assess, design and create the piece of hardware you will need to power the future of your business. To learn more about our products and services, get in touch with our team today.