Friday, May 30, 2008

Some easy energy saving tips

Hat tip to Francis Rustia at OPSEU head office for these Energy Conservation Week (and beyond) suggestions:

At Home :

  1. Use clothes lines outside (weather permitting) or in the basement to dry most clothes, beddings, towels instead of dryers. Reduce your electric bills as well.
  2. Reduce your house heat temperature by 1 or 2 degrees especially during sleep time.
  3. Use clothes washer and dish washers to maximum capacity only or hand wash the dishes.
  4. Turn off lights / appliances not being used. Use only energy efficient appliances and light bulbs.
In the Office :
  1. Last person to leave a department should turn off all lights.
  2. Minimize use of lights when building is being cleaned at night.
Other :
  1. When you are doing your grocery shopping – bring your own green bags – avoid using the grocery plastic bags.

1 comment:

Gary said...

I've read in one place that a full dishwasher can be more efficient than hand washing. Not sure where the truth lies.

 
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