How to Improve Energy Efficiency

How to Improve Energy Efficiency

Buildings account for about 40% of total energy, and emit more than 30% of greenhouse gases. For every ton of recycled paper we can achieve the following savings: 7,000 gallons of water; 380 gallons of oil; and enough electricity for the half-year consumption of the average household. Safe, reliable and affordable energy sources are essential

Buildings account for about 40% of total energy, and emit more than 30% of greenhouse gases. For every ton of recycled paper we can achieve the following savings: 7,000 gallons of water; 380 gallons of oil; and enough electricity for the half-year consumption of the average household.

Safe, reliable and affordable energy sources are essential for sustainable economic growth.

Recycling one aluminum cans saves the energy required to power the TV for six hours. Recycling one glass bottle saves the energy that can supply a 100 watt light bulb for hours.

From the light sensor to improve the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), there are several ways that you can reduce energy consumption.

1. Set light and ventilation sensors so they are used only in the moments when the person is in the room (eg, toilets, offices, conference rooms, etc.);

2. To improve the general lighting;

3. Replace incandescent light bulbs with fluorescent compact;

4. Replace all outdated T-12 fluorescent lamps;

5: Improve old water heaters in new ‘per-request’ system (once-through boilers, for example.);

6. Replace or repair the pipes and facilities in which to keep warm water;

7. Improve old industrial heaters to infrared heaters that use gas;

8. Use a thermostat that automatically lowers the temperature after the end of working hours.

9. Use devices that control the operation of other devices (eg, apparatus for food and beverages);

10. Turn off the lights when leaving the room;

11. Dim or turn off the lights when the room is illuminated by sunlight;

12. Turn off computers when not in use;

13. Use printers and copying machines that have the ”energy conservation mode”;

14. In the case of heating, place the thermostat at 20 degrees;

15. In the case of cooling, place the thermostat at 23 degrees.

The above steps are part of that which can be done in order to save on energy consumption, but also reduce the impact on the environment

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