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HOW TO SAVE ELECTRICITY AND WATER AS AN EMPLOYEE

HOW TO SAVE ELECTRICITY AND WATER AT HOME

There are many ways to save energy at home. Start with simple and easy behavioral changes (zero cost) then move on to bigger changes that can reduce your consumption more.

INSULUTION

Install weather strips on doors and around windows – this will prevent hot air from entering your office while AC is running

LIGHTING

If possible, consider replacing your office light bulbs with LED – they are ~85% more energy efficient than conventional light bulbs

TEMPERATURE

Set your AC thermostat to 24°C to optimize your energy use and comfort

NATURAL LIGHT

Blinds up – Lights off! Use natural lighting when possible and make sure all the lights are switched off when the office is not in use

COMPUTER

Consider using laptops instead of desktops as they usually ~50% less energy Smaller monitorsalso use less energy especially if you set them on automatic turn-off after 10 minutes of inactivity

SOLAR PANEL

Take advantage of solar power by advising your management to consider installing solar panels on the rooftops

SENSORS

Install occupancy sensors to automatically turn off lights when rooms are vacant

EQUIPMENT

Consider turning off equipment like computers, printers and others that are not needed at the end of theworking day to reduce cost and save electricity

APPLIANCES

If your office’s kitchen appliances are older than 10 years,advise your management to replace them with new energy efficient 5 star appliances For example, a 5 star refrigerator can save you up to 75% on electricity bill compared to a 1 star

FAUCETS

If you can fill a 1L bottle in less than 10 seconds, your water flow is high! Advise your management to replace your faucets with ones with a flow rate of less than 6 L/min or to install aerators You can also install motion sensors on your faucets to reduce water wastage

BECOME AN ENERGY EFFICIENCY CHAMPION!


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