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Going Green at FDU: Conserving Energy and Resources Presented by the Teaneck-Hackensack Green Campus Committee
Saving Energy Means Saving Money Millions Did you know that FDU spends Millions of dollars annually for electrical and gas usage!
Energy Saving MoneySaving Energy Means Saving Money Enhance Programs Enhance Services and Activities Recruit Students Update Facilities Hire Faculty and Staff Faculty and Staff Raises
Saving Energy Means Saving the Earth We need to reduce our reliance on foreign oil
Saving Energy Means Saving the Earth Reduce production of greenhouse gases and limit global warming –Reduce melting of the polar ice caps –Reduce flooding to low-lying coastal areas –Reduce chaotic weather patterns –Reduce species extinction rates It is predicted that global warming will have an adverse effect on food supplies, the world economy and geopolitical stability.
General Turn off electronics and other devices that use electricity when they are not in use. Use timers to turn off office printers, copy machines and other devices not in use during the night hours. Unplug chargers when they are not in use.
Lighting Turn off the lights when you leave your office, or classroom. If possible, use natural lighting. Many of our offices and classrooms have large windows.
Computers Laptop computers use one fifth the power of desktops. When not in use, turn off your computers OR Change your internal setting so your computer goes into sleep/standby mode when you are away. Photo from www.ncstatecollege.edu
Computers Reduce power requirements by closing programs you are not using. Reduce screen brightness to the lowest comfortable level. If you use a desktop, use an LCD monitor. Macs use less electricity than PCs. Some power strips (APC Power-saving Essential Surge Arrest) cut power to peripherals when computers are not in use.
Elevators Elevators use about 2.5 wh per floor. If you were to walk up and down 3 flights of stairs instead of using an elevator, that would save 15 Wh a day or 450 Wh a month. That would be enough to power a 37" Plasma TV for 3 hours. Taking the stairs regularly can also contribute toward burning calories and improved fitness. From http://fatknowledge.blogspot.com
Heating In spaces with a thermostat, set the thermostat to 68 degrees. In spaces without a thermostat, contact the Facilities Department, x-2001 (x-2222 nights and weekends), if the space is too warm or too cold. As soon as time permits, the Facilities staff will respond to adjust the temperature to be compliant with the University standard. Please, do not open windows to regulate temperature.
Air Conditioning Photo from www.bamboocarboncredits.com
Air Conditioning In spaces with a thermostat, set the thermostat setting 74 degrees. In spaces without a thermostat, contact the Facilities Department, x-2001 (x-2222 nights and weekends), if the space is too warm or too cold. As soon as time permits, the Facilities staff will respond to adjust the temperature to be compliant with the University standard. Please, do not open windows.
Hot Water-Showering Showering requires both water usage and energy to heat the hot water. To save both, consider –Briefer showers. Not more than 10 minutes –Taking cooler showers –Taking “low flow” showers
Clothes Washing Only wash full loads. Washing a couple of small loads of laundry requires more water and electricity than running one full load. Clothes may be worn multiple times if they are not odorous, stained or dirty. This will also help your clothes look newer longer as washing contributes to wear and fading. Choose the shortest wash cycle possible. Longer wash cycles aren’t necessary--unless you're washing very dirty clothes.
Clothes Washing Choose the shortest drying time possible. If your dryer has a moisture-sensing feature, use this as the dryer will automatically stop when it senses your clothes are dry. Fold clothes as soon as the dryer stops. Wrinkled clothes require either ironing or more a “touch up” in the dryer, both of which require electricity. Clean your dryer lint trap after each use. This will ensure that your clothes dry as quickly as possible. From www.ehow.com
RECYCLING Double-sided Copying; Printer Defaults. –Institute double-sided copying at least for internal documents. Use printers with an automatic duplex option, if possible. Narrow the margins on documents to conserve paper. Electronic Communications. –Route faxes electronically; maximize the use of e-communications in lieu of paper documents to the extent practicable. Paper Re-Use. –Re-use one-sided non-confidential paper documents for drafts or notepads.
Recycling Most FDU buildings have recycling containers for paper and bottles and cans. Please locate where these are in your building and place the appropriate recyclable materials in them. It is important that no other materials (such as food, gum, cigarette ashes, etc) be placed in them as this may render the contents non-recyclable. At this point, only waste white paper should be placed in paper recycling containers.
Plastic Water Bottles Most plastic water bottles are not recycled. Even so, recycling requires energy. Therefore, reducing usage is preferable to recycling. Many of these bottles end up in the Great Pacific Garbage Dump, an area of the Pacific Ocean the size of Texas with 3.5 million tons of trash. Instead buy safe reusable bottles and fill with tap water (or filtered tap water).
Great Pacific Garbage Patch Photo from yannone.blogspot.com
Great Pacific Garbage Patch Photo from http://isiik.blogspot.com
Coffee Cups Photo from www.sustainabilityissexy.com
Paper Coffee Cups Disposable paper coffee cups are not made from recycled paper and they are not recycled as the polyethylene coating they have to keep coffee warm prohibits this from happening. In 2006, it is estimated that paper cups accounted for 252 million pounds of garbage resting in landfills.
Paper Coffee Cups In 2006, manufacturing paper coffee cups accounted for 4 billion gallons of water wasted, 6.5 million trees cut down, and 4,884 billion BTU’s of energy used. Instead, purchase a reusable coffee mug. From www.sustainabilityissexy.com
Packing Reduce, Reuse Packaging. Reduce the amount of packaging used for product deliveries to the minimum needed to protect products from damage. Use durable reusable shipping containers. Shred or form used paper into shipping packing.
We’re all in this together We have only one world. Think about what you can do to make both our campus and our world better places.
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