l2 - Energy tip

You can do many things in your daily life, at home and at work to save as much wasted energy as possible. Below are some tips to help you save money while increasing your energy efficiency.

Home

General

In winter, lower the thermostat to 68 degrees or below. In summer, set it to at least 78 degrees.
Replace the incandescent compact fluorescent lamp with energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps.
Use a dimmer on existing lamps.
Turn off the TV and lights when leaving the room or not in use.
Make sure your home is well insulated to meet standards based on your area, weather and building.

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Dry the dishes in the dishwasher by opening the door and not using the “high temperature” setting.
Boil water in a saucepan instead of a kettle.
Use smaller appliances such as a microwave or toaster instead of an oven.

bathroom

Use a low flow shower head.
Take short showers instead of a bath.
Install toilets with double flow to reduce the amount of water per. Rinsing.
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Insulate the water heater and all water pipes.
Clean and replace the oven filter, and clean the ducts every few years.
Move items from your freezers / refrigerators to your cold room / canteen (if possible).

Work

Make sure that all windows and doors are closed during opening hours and that they are only opened during opening hours if necessary.
Consider using a heat recovery system that can save up to 60-70% of the waste heat from the ventilation system with the ventilation system.
If necessary, use sunlight instead of turning on the heat.
Reduce the use of air conditioners in the summer.

lighting

Open blinds and shadows instead of turning on the lights where you can.
Replace the incandescent compact fluorescent lamp with energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps.
Use LED panels, screens and holiday lighting.
Use presence and motion sensors in your office areas to automate when the light goes out.

Equipment

Close all computers and network devices at the end of the day.
Use energy efficient devices and replace all CRT monitors with LCD / LED monitors.
Use a humidity control system to control freezers or cold rooms to a few degrees.

Facilities

Check that the compressed air systems are not leaking.
Participate in a recycling program and make sure that all lighting, appliances and electronics are recycled where possible.
Consider investing in a solar panel system as it provides long term energy efficiency.
Using energy-efficient toilets and drainage systems can reduce water waste in a building.

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