Presentation on theme: "Working “Greener” Can Save Your Law Library Some “Green” Kathleen M. Sasala, Esq. Director, Cleveland Law Library ORALL, 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Working “Greener” Can Save Your Law Library Some “Green” Kathleen M. Sasala, Esq. Director, Cleveland Law Library ORALL, 2009
WAYS TO SAVE Examples of ways to save: 1.Curtailing business trips in favor of telephone or video conferences. 2.Changing the thermostat at the office 3.Using less paper and/or reusing paper 4.Saving energy on equipment and appliances.
Ways We Have Saved Paper a)reducing the number of patron logs we use every day from 3 to 2; b)consolidating our public employees’ sign in sheets from 5 per week to 1 per week; c)scanning email documents directly into our copy machine without copying them first; d)sending board meeting documents and correspondence by email e)converting all but about 115 of our 2,300 members to receiving our newsletters by email.
How These Efforts Saved ItemPages Saved Patron Logs250 Employee Sign-in Sheets1,000 New Scanning350 Digital Board Documents600 Electronic Newsletters8,740 10,940 This equals 22 reams of paper (over 2 boxes) or $72.00
Regular Copy Paper Costs VendorCost per Box Xpedx$37.90 Staples$35.99 OfficeMax$39.99 United Office Products $45.99
Recycled Paper Costs VendorCost per Box Xpedx$59.90 Staples$40.99 Office Max$44.99 United Office Products $51.99
ENERGY SAVINGS Power down/turn off equipment Put equipment into sleep or standby mode Unplug equipment when you can E.g., adding machine, pencil sharpener, coffee machine, electric stapler, postal meter, postal scale, fan, and folding machine, etc.
Hard Number Crunching Let’s do some number crunching
Assumptions Re: Office Hrs. (52 work weeks) % Of Time The Office Is Open (8 hrs. a day): Days: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 2,080 Hours = 24 % % Of Time The Office Is Closed (16 hrs. a day): Evenings and overnight: 4,160 Hours Weekends: 2,496 Hours 6,656 Hours = 76%
Assumptions Re: Energy Costs Ohio average electricity cost: * 8.27 cents per kWh *http://www.eia.doe.gov/neic/brochure/electricity/electricity.html
What Is A Watt ? What is a kilowatt? Watt: a watt is a measure of the rate of electrical use at any moment in time. _________________________________________ EQUIVALENCY 1 kilowatt hr == using 1,000 watts for 1 hr. (Kilo means one thousand) *http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/cost.html#kilowatt
Devices That List Amps and Volts AMPS x Volts = Watts (avg. is 120 volts)
How To Calculate Energy Loss? FORMULA for LOSS WATTS x Hours X Cost Per= TOTAL 1000 kilowatt hr. COST Example: Usage 60 watt bulb x 16 hrs. X.0827 = $.079/day 1,000 = $2.37/mnth. = $28.44/yr.
60 Watt Bulb Savings Per… Turning off 1-60 watt bulb for 16 hours a day: Saves: = $.079/day = $ 2.37/mnth. = $ 28.44/yr.
LCDs vs. CRTs LCD CRT Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitors use 1/3 to 1/2 the electricity of Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors* * http://www.wisegeek.com/which-monitor-type-is-better-lcd-or-crt.htm
LCD vs. CRT Comparison Savings LCD [40 watts]-turning off 1 LCD monitor 16 hrs per day =$.05 per day =$1.50 per month =$18.00 per year CRT [90 watts]-turning off 1 CRT monitor 16 hrs per day =$.12 per day =$3.60 per month =$43.20 per year
Energy Star Equipment Joint Effort of U.S. EPA & U.S. DOE http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=about.ab_index
Energy Star FAQ’s Energy Star equipment is certified to: run cooler last longer reduce greenhouse gas emissions save electricity
Our Energy Star Fax Machine Saved us $17.00 to date over the last 12 months
Energy Star Computers Windows and Mac’s: Operating systems put monitors and computers into a low-power “sleep mode” after a period of inactivity.
Internet Calculator EnergyStar.gov has an online calculator to figure savings on your particular computers and laptops: http://www.energystar.gov/ia/products/power_mgt/LowCarbonITSavings Calc_v26_with_5_0v2.xls
Sleepy Computers May Still Lose Energy A computer in sleep mode can still lose up to 6 watts of energy every moment. Putting your computer to sleep every day at lunch time could save between $2.15 - $6.06 per year.
Better Savings from Unplugging Even better than sleeping is unplugging!
Vampire Energy Sucks ! (cont’d) ItemAnnual Kilowatt lossCostAnnual Loss Computer3118.27 cents$25.72 Laser printer1138.27 cents$9.35
Our Total Annual Savings Green EffortAnnual Savings Saving copy paper$72.00 Cancelling bulk mailing permit$180.00 Turning off 1 60 watt bulb$28.44 Turning off 1 LCD monitor$18.00 Turning off 1 CRT monitor$43.20 Buying an Energy Star Fax$17.00 Putting the computer to sleep at lunch$6.06 Unplugging 1 computer$25.72 Unplugging 1 laser printer$9.25 TOTAL$383.67
Buy A Book With Your Savings* Ohio Business Entities, Lexis, $375 Indiana Limited Liability Company Forms and Practice, Data Trace, $249.90 Kentucky Divorce, West, $255 * Eis, Arlene L., Legal Looseleafs in Print (InfoSources Publishing, 2009)