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Uni Flys to Energy Efficiency

June 2nd, 2010

Wright State UniversityIN Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A., the Wright State University, named after the local claimed inventors of powered flight the Wright brothers, have recently been making substantial energy savings.

Public bodies, such as Universities and Hospitals, are heavy users of energy and a few basic measures can save a substantial amount financially and environmentally.

Wright State have their own newspaper “The Guardian” which in part reported the following details:

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Top Ten Tips on Energy Efficiency for Businesses

May 28th, 2010

Managementtoday.com recently had a very interesting post regarding UK businesses and the importance of energy saving – most of the points apply to all businesses wherever they are based, although some points do apply only to UK businesses .

By reducing their dependence on energy, businesses can cut costs, improve reputation, and stay one step ahead of environmental compliance.

Managementtoday asked Hugh Jones, director of solutions at the UK’s Carbon Trust, for his top 10 tips:

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Energy Efficiency How IV – Reducing Consumption

April 9th, 2010

Reducing Consumption

Governments are investing lots of money in educating people about their use of energy in the home and many people are taking actions towards becoming more energy efficient.

The additional benefit for many people is a reduction in fuel bills.

With the cost of energy continually rising many home owners are now looking at how they can save money through being more energy efficient.

Some of the most effective actions are listed below:

  • Turn lights off when not in a room
  • Use energy efficient light bulbs
  • Turn all electrical appliances off when not in use
  • Remove chargers and PC peripherals from plug sockets
  • Reduce hot water thermostat to 60 degrees
  • Reduce space heating thermostat to below 21 degrees depending on your needs
  • Only switch heating and lighting when at home
  • Only boil the water you need in the kettle
  • Keep fridge and freezer doors shut as much as possible
  • Dry clothes outside

Undertaking just a few of the measures above could save up to £30/$45 annually. Simply turning down your heating thermostat 1 degree could save up to 10% off your fuel bills every year.

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Energy Efficiency How II – Take Control

April 1st, 2010

Entertainment and Appliances

One of the best ways to see where you can cut your energy use is by understanding exactly what you are using and when.

It is possible to find out how much electricity your appliances and entertainment systems are using when switched on, on standby or simply left plugged in.

There are many devices now on the market which will tell you your electricity consumption and what it is costing you. As a result you can then take steps to reduce your energy usage and reduce your energy bills.

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Tools ‹ Enigin Energy Saving Blog — WordPress

July 24th, 2009

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