Best Practices

Best Practices

Buildings use around 40% of all energy and more than 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions! For every ton of paper that is recycled, the following is saved: 7,000 gallons of water; 380 gallons of oil; and enough electricity to power an average house for six months. Secure, reliable and affordable energy supplies are needed

Buildings use around 40% of all energy and more than 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions!
For every ton of paper that is recycled, the following is saved: 7,000 gallons of water; 380 gallons of oil; and enough electricity to power an average house for six months.

Secure, reliable and affordable energy supplies are needed for sustainable economic growth!

You can run a TV for six hours on the amount of electricity that is saved by recycling one aluminum can. By recycling just one glass bottle, you save enough electricity to power a 100-watt bulb for four hours.

From occupancy sensors for lighting to HVAC improvements, there are a multitude of ways for home owners to reduce their energy use.

1. Install occupancy sensors to control bathroom lighting and fans.

2. Install occupancy sensors to control lighting in offices, conference rooms, break rooms and copier/printer rooms.

3. Upgrade general area lighting to task lighting.

4. Replace incandescent lamps with compact fluorescent fixtures.

5. Replace or retrofit all outdated T-12 fluorescent fixtures.

6. Upgrade old water heaters with on-demand, tankless systems.

7. Repair leaking hot water faucets.

8. Upgrade old industrial unit heaters to gas-fired infrared heaters.

9. Use a setback thermostat to save energy during the off-hours. We recommend setting it for 8 degrees above occupied cooling temperature and 8 degrees below occupied heating temperature during off hours.

10. Put Vending Misers on refrigerated beverage vending machines.

11. Turn off lights when leaving a room.

12. Dim lights in areas lit by sunny windows.

13. Turn off PCs at the end of the day.

14. Use printer and copier energy saving modes.

15. Decrease occupied heat settings to 20 degrees.

16. Increase occupied cooling settings to 23 degrees.

These are but a few ways for business owners to lessen their environmental impact while saving money.

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