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  • Energy Archives - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    and organizations have some room for energy efficiency improvement Below are some tips to get started Lighting Replace all your inefficient outdated or underused lighting throughout the building When replacing it consider newer technologies such as compact fluorescent lamps CFLs These can also be used with compatible dimming systems to maximize efficiency by only using what is necessary Similarly utilizing sunlight when it s available for the workspace can be a huge benefit Not only does it save energy but it is also healthier for employees Temperature Control Installing either programmable thermostats or locking devices to prevent changes can save a ton of money and energy When the temperature is at an adequate place such as around 63 degrees during business hours and 68 degrees during nonbusiness hours the space will remain comfortable and consistent as well as allowing the unchangeable thermostat to prevent any tampering Fun fact A one degree change in your thermostat may save you 3 off your energy bill Equipment Simple changes like turning off all computers monitors printers and copiers during nonbusiness hours can make a huge difference Or try switching to laptops which can save 80 90 of the power that a desktop uses Additionally many businesses have had success with installing sensors that automatically turn off lights and other equipment when it is not in use Employee Education Lastly ensure that your employees thoroughly understand why your goal is to save energy and the environmental and financial repercussions of using energy irresponsibly Several organizations such as Cenergistic formerly known as Energy Education Inc exist to help organizations conserve energy through customized plans These are often coupled with employee education which may show why they are so effective in addition to the customized services they offer Published by admin in Energy Leave a reply

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  • France Passes Law to Promote Green Roofs - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    A green roof is one that is covered in lush plant life and the perks extend well beyond the aesthetic Because green roofs help to insulate buildings are able to slash seasonal energy costs for both heating and air conditioning by approximately 25 percent That alone should be incentive for buildings to add a plantscape to their roofs but the advantages don t end there Green roofs also help to

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  • Going Green Archives - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    but the advantages don t end there Green roofs also help to reduce water runoff during rainstorms combat air pollution provide food for the buildings residents and even make a good home for birds that are normally displaced by urban development Originally published on enn com Published by admin in Going Green Leave a reply Five Notable Green Buildings in America December 2 2014 The U S Green Building Council Naturally the USGBC is a pioneer in the green building industry practicing what they preach with a LEED Platinum certified headquarters in DC The building features a eco corridor a two story waterfall which serves a purpose it regulates the building s indoor climate and an energy meter that gives updated feedback Walls are gilded with repurposed good and they take advantage of as much natural light as possible in the workplace making the headquarters a leader in sustainability and functionality California Academy of Sciences Within the walls of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco which are comprised of floor to ceiling German glass which minimizes cooling energy while maximizing natural light are all kinds of innovative ways to keep the building sustainably sound and preserve our natural resources 90 percent of all regularly occupied spaces in the building are lit by daylight and have stunning outside views and the green roof serves as a home for wildlife The Empire State Building When President of Malkin Holdings owner of the Empire State Building Tony Malkin decided that bike racks and showers are not going to change the world he took matters into his own hands in 2009 with a retrofit for the Empire State Building Within three years the program cut 7 5 million in energy costs Recognizing that commercial buildings account for around 80 percent of the

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  • Focus on Eliminating Litter Rather than Eliminating Foam - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    Foam is a 100 percent recyclable and currently there are four Dart recycling centers for foam in Florida They are located in Jacksonville Miami Plant City and Tampa The community can work together to build even more recycling centers where foam can be recycled rather than just tossed on the beach Florida is a huge tourist destination where people go to enjoy the terrain of the state Between the wildlife creatures of the sunshine state the beaches and the 12 national parks of Florida it is important to preserve this resourceful state Banning foam does not have to be the solution to do this though There are several reasons why we should recycle but first and foremost it is because it is good for the environment By recycling you are saving resources energy and money Recycling leads to getting rid of less trash which reduces air and water pollution that is circulating in the environment By reducing the amount that you dispose of each day you are actually helping the landfills The size of landfills benefit from the amount of waste we are recycling rather than disposing of If landfill sites are inundated with waste it can have negative affects

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  • Top ways your business can save energy - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    be used with compatible dimming systems to maximize efficiency by only using what is necessary Similarly utilizing sunlight when it s available for the workspace can be a huge benefit Not only does it save energy but it is also healthier for employees Temperature Control Installing either programmable thermostats or locking devices to prevent changes can save a ton of money and energy When the temperature is at an adequate place such as around 63 degrees during business hours and 68 degrees during nonbusiness hours the space will remain comfortable and consistent as well as allowing the unchangeable thermostat to prevent any tampering Fun fact A one degree change in your thermostat may save you 3 off your energy bill Equipment Simple changes like turning off all computers monitors printers and copiers during nonbusiness hours can make a huge difference Or try switching to laptops which can save 80 90 of the power that a desktop uses Additionally many businesses have had success with installing sensors that automatically turn off lights and other equipment when it is not in use Employee Education Lastly ensure that your employees thoroughly understand why your goal is to save energy and the environmental and

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  • Go Green, Think Locally - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    quick to add foam bans it is important to think about the impact it will have on small businesses and organizations across states The prospect of a Connecticut foam ban will put hardworking people out of jobs and increase costs for a lot of companies who rely heavily on foam The concept of a foam ban was created in an attempt to both eliminate litter and go green but in turn it is worse to eliminate foam all together Consumers will start to use other products which will also be littered just like foam and it will create a vicious cycle So what is a better solution Foam recycling centers are popping up around North America and are continuing to expand In Massachusetts there are currently six foam recycling locations which are located in Carlisle Leominster Newburyport Reading Newton and South Hadley There is room for more recycling centers across New England which will support all of the smaller states as well Recycling centers are a more practical solution than a foam ban since foam is more functional and affordable than its alternative options Recycling centers are a place where people can come and bring polystyrene foam products that they

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  • Three Ways to Save Energy This Winter - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    your neck Energy conservation companies like Cenergistic Inc strive to save energy year round Saving energy is good for both your wallet and the environment Allow Sunlight In Although your first instinct might be to close all of the drapes in your home and sulk in a pity party of chilly air open your drapes and let the sunlight in During the day in the winter although you might not think so natural sunlight is one way to heat your home for free Not to mention it will also cheer up your mood seeing some fresh rays in your home Turn Down the Heat at Night Keeping your heat running on high temperatures all day and night can be a bit costly By turning down your heat at night by 10 to 15 degrees you can save around 10 percent on your heating bills each year according to the U S Department of Energy Turn down the heat to a temperature which you can tolerate and doesn t make your home too cool 3 Laundry Tips Wash your clothes in cool water in the winter which saves you from spending more money on hot water Cool water in the winter

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  • Energy Saving Solutions - Recycle Now Philadelphia
    management Cenergistic works with each individual client to determine how energy is being used and determines the best way to eliminate waste yet still provide the most comfortable environment for their needs The Cenergistic Advantage Energy conservation professionals who are experienced in all types of energy systems from old style boilers to solar systems Representatives that work on site to work with building management staff to produce superior results Comprehensive analysis of all facets of energy use using ENERGYCAP software which provides industry approved criteria for measurement of energy savings Cenergistic requires no initial outlay of money to begin the program Precise Analysis Cenergistic s analysis and conservation measures can ensure that equipment runs only when it is needed and optimizes its operation when it is running which leads to energy and costs savings throughout the year Measurable Results Cenergistic understands that accountability lies at the heart of every consulting task They work hard to provide understandable results that show exactly how savings are being accomplished and where further improvements can be made The benefits are not only monetary but in public relations as well Cenergistic helps institutions to comply with EnergyStar requirements which show that your institution is committed

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