Commercial Buildings & Construction Commercial Buildings & Construction
With propane, you can build anywhere, independent of the grid. Propane appliances also give you design flexibility when creating your plans.
High-end, high-efficiency propane-powered commercial appliances are available for nearly every application, from building heat to outdoor amenities.
Use propane appliances to lower your carbon footprint, and to help your building meet green building standards, such as Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
Because propane is stored on site, your building is better equipped to withstand natural disasters from day one.
Furnaces & Boilers
Commercial gas furnaces provide heated air at a significantly warmer temperature than most electric options, to provide steady and reliable comfort. Commercial boilers can serve both space heating and hot water applications with capacities up to 8,660,000 British thermal units.
For commercial applications, propane can heat water quickly, and with incredible efficiency. Tankless water heaters deliver endless hot water, on-demand, and are available in rack systems that offer redundancy and higher flow rates. Commercial storage tank water heaters are a more robust version of common residential units.
Ninety-six percent of professional chefs prefer cooking with gas, for precise temperature control, instant on/off, and its other advantages.
Business that require a fast turnaround on laundry will appreciate propane clothes dryers. They’re not only faster, they’re up to 20 percent more energy efficient.
Propane fireplaces not only add ambience to lobbies or other spaces, they’re significantly warmer and more energy efficient compared with electric or wood fireplaces. Plus, there’s no firewood to store, and no ash or soot to clean up.
Power outages are a fact of life. A propane standby generator can save a business thousands during an outage by keeping the doors open, or by protecting vital systems and merchandise.
Propane can enhance the exterior of a business, too. Consider propane flame lighting, a fireplace or fire pit, and more.
Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems provide heat and generate electricity with higher efficiency and lower emissions levels than conventional heating and grid-supplied power.
Storage & Distribution
Propane gives you independence from the grid, because it’s stored onsite. You can also choose above or below ground tank installation.
Propane dehumidifiers are powerful, reliable, and easy to use and maintain. For new construction, restoration, and other applications, they deliver the performance you need.
Eliminate the need for shoveling or salting drives and walks with propane radiant heat snowmelt systems. You’ll love the convenience.
Tankless systems bring hot water and huge savings to Ruby's Inn
Keeping Warm In Northern Vermont
Keeping The Friendship Camp Running
Sanford School District Runs On Propane
Ruppert Properties Case Study
Facts on Propane Commercial Appliances
Cody Carr’s Hunting Adventures Case Study
Midas Gold Case Study
Sanford-Springvale YMCA Case Study
Commercial Appliances Emissions Data
Bay Path Vocational High School Case Study
Ultimate Guide to Commercial Propane Applications
Building Businesses With Propane
Interactive Training Module
Propane is one of the cleanest forms of energy available to homes and businesses. Jeff Stewart, President, Blue Star Gas
Learn About Propane's Benefits
Commercial appliances powered by propane offer significant advantages over other fuel sources. Greater performance, lower emissions, and increased efficiency are just some of the benefits. This site is a great resource to learn more about propane’s comfort and performance for businesses and commercial properties, such as:
Restaurants and Retail:
The cost of energy is a major component of operating costs, and business owners can’t risk any downtime or impact on their operations from an unreliable source of energy. Building and renovating with propane appliances can help slash energy costs and deliver the key performance amenities that are vital to their business, keeping their bottom line top of mind.
Schools and Religious Establishments:
School administrators and religious leaders have enough to worry about with busy weekly schedules, large groups in attendance, and ever-tightening budgets. The last thing they need is to worry about the reliability — or the cost — of their heating. Propane heating can drastically cut down utility bills while utilizing trustworthy systems that ensure the heating won’t fail at an inopportune time.
Hotels and Resorts:
To ensure ongoing comfort and safety for their guests, hotel and resort owners need a fuel that can stand up to every challenge. Building with propane allows them to offer delightful amenities like fire pits and fireplaces that will wow guests — and turn them into regulars. Plus, propane generators won’t let a power outage ruin anyone’s stay.
Apartments and Condos:
Owners and developers of multifamily housing projects know that to remain competitive, they need to offer modern and attractive amenities that set their units apart. And they need to keep utility bills low to ensure they retain their residents. Building with propane provides multifamily owners with a smart energy choice that makes their units marketable and appealing.
Explore Appliance Options
Just like homeowners, business owners and building managers prefer the performance of gas powered appliances over electric. And once you’ve included propane for one application, it’s easy to take advantage of propane for others throughout a property. Nearly any gas appliance can be converted to run on propane. And when you include more propane appliances in your plans, you can count on outstanding performance and even greater energy efficiency.
Work With A Propane Supplier
Enter your zip code to find a supplier in your area who serves commercial customers. Your local propane supplier will be happy to answer questions about propane tank placement (including above-ground or underground installation), fuel delivery options, and more. You can also find local suppliers by searching Google’s business listings.
Don’t worry about propane holding up a project. In many cases, using propane can speed things up, because you’re not at the mercy of public utilities for connections to the grid.