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... generation.  Many projects can be implemented that will not only benefit the environment but also reduce costs. Some simple ideas you might like to trial in your school include: Introduce school/class ...
... way to eliminate or reduce standby power. The simplest is to unplug any unused devices so that they cannot possibly consume any energy. To switch off multiple devices that are used together such as a computer, ...
Travelling by car is often a matter of convenience and habit. Below are some ideas on other ways to get around while also reducing energy use. Car pooling. If work colleagues live close by then try share ...
Today with the rise of Eco Tourism it can be hard to determine what is truly environmentally friendly and what is just marketing. Below we have outlined a few simple ideas that will result in reducing ...
Below are a few ideas on ways to reduce water usage in your office / workplace  Invest in water using appliances that have a five or six star rating.  Different water efficiency standard exist around the ...
Below are some simple by effective ideas to help reduce the impact your office is having on the environment.  Replace traditional incandescent light bulbs with CFL (compact fluorescent lights). In addition ...
... for use by the plants. This will also encourage deep root growth. Mulch your garden. This will reduce evaporation (particularly important during the summer months). Look at investing in rainwater tanks ...
... cooling tubes or other passive cooling techniques can keep a solarium cool in the summer. Measures should be taken to reduce heat loss at night e.g. window coverings or movable window insulation Examples: ...
... on cold clear days. Solar heat gain through windows can be reduced by insulated glazing, shading, and orientation. Windows are particularly difficult to insulate compared to roof and walls. Convective ...
... reduce water consumption and increase oxygen generation. Heat reclamation Devices are currently available that capture heat from residential and industrial greywater, through a process called drainwater ...
... the building''s lifecycle, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal. Green buildings are designed to reduce the overall impact of the built environment on human ...
... reduce the volume of humanure and other organic materials on site over months or years through predominantly mesophilic composting and yield a fertilizer that is, after the legally required period, able ...
... to maintain "wetting effectiveness" while using less water. As a bonus, they reduce splashing while washing hands and dishes. Wastewater reuse or recycling systems, allowing: Reuse of graywater for flushing ...
... several factors such as climate, daylighting and shading conditions. When properly incorporated, thermal mass maintains space temperatures in a comfortable range and reduces the need for auxiliary heating ...
... effective when integrated into a solar design package that accounts for factors such as glare, heat flux and time-of-use. When daylighting features are properly implemented they can reduce lighting-related ...
... methods, a hypothetical "cool communities" program in Los Angeles has projected that urban temperatures could be reduced by approximately 3 °C at an estimated cost of US$1 billion, giving estimated total ...
... the position of a building to the Sun. Active solar technologies increase the supply of energy and are considered supply side technologies, while passive solar technologies reduce the need for alternate ...
... or by reduced consumption of energy services. Energy conservation may result in increase of financial capital, environmental value, national security, personal security, and human comfort. Individuals ...
Energy efficiency and renewable energy are said to be the “twin pillars” of a sustainable energy policy. Both strategies must be developed concurrently in order to stabilize and reduce carbon dioxide emissions ...
... can reduce this energy usage 20 percent (according to the US Department of Energy) by insulating steam and condensate return lines, stopping steam leakage, and maintaining steam traps. Electric motors ...
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