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Saving Energy At Work and Beyond
© Business & Legal Reports, Inc Session Objectives Conservation and sustainability Energy conservation Energy use: just the facts Costs of energy use and waste Energy saving tips, strategies, and opportunities
© Business & Legal Reports, Inc Protection Improvement Wise use of natural resources It benefits your bottom line! What Is Conservation? Conservation = $AVING MONEY! Protection Improvement Wise use of natural resources It benefits your bottom line! © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1001
Sustainability: The Goal of Conservation Sustainability—Meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs! © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1001
Energy Conservation Reduce your electrical usage Promote sustainability Drive sensibly Improve energy efficiency Make conservation part of everything you do!
© Business & Legal Reports, Inc It’s Not Just Electricity Driving our cars is our most “polluting” daily activity CO 2 from cars is the second largest source of GHG Cars and light trucks are the largest users of petroleum They consume 16% of total U.S. energy used © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1001
5% of the population Did You Know? Use 29% of energy © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1001
But There Is Good News Efficient technology cuts energy use by up to 80% 10% efficiency increase can save $20 billion © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1001
CFL vs. Incandescent Last up to 15 times longer Use 75% less energy 90% of energy produced by an incandescent is wasted heat © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1001
Screen Saver Facts Screen Savers DO NOT Save Energy!
© Business & Legal Reports, Inc Driver Costs $2,500 + $0.26
© Business & Legal Reports, Inc Costs Add Up … 30% of energy in offices is wasted Traffic accounts for $100B in wasted fuel, lost productivity, and rising health costs
© Business & Legal Reports, Inc Exercise Conserving for the future 30% Sustainability CFL CO 2 from vehicle traffic Screen savers Aggressive driving Wastes gas The amount of energy that is wasted in offices Second leading cause of greenhouse gases Save little, if any, energy Energy-saving lightbulbs
© Business & Legal Reports, Inc Questions? Do you understand: What is energy conservation? Why it is important? What you can do to conserve?
© Business & Legal Reports, Inc It’s Your Turn Now! Reduce electricity use Promote sustainability Improve energy use efficiency
© Business & Legal Reports, Inc What Can Your Organization Do? Appoint coordinator Create a “green team” Assess performance and opportunities Develop energy-saving policies and procedure Set efficiency goals Strive for continuous improvement Upper management commitment is KEY! © Business & Legal Reports, Inc. 1001
A Little Fun… /energy_lets_save_it/ What have we learned?
© Business & Legal Reports, Inc Key Points to Remember THINK conservation 24 hours a day! Develop an efficient routine. Strive for continuous improvement. Find new ways to conserve energy. Saving your organization money is good for you, too! Key Points to Remember
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