In order to be more sustainable, people must be aware of how much energy is being used daily. It is important to develop an energy efficiency strategy and to educate your employees on your direction. Being energy-efficient not only reduces energy usage, but in turn lowers cost.
There are a number of steps you can take:
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Initiate an Energy Audit
Hire consultants to perform an energy audit of your facility. If you have completed low- to no-cost energy savings projects, an energy audit may identify savings opportunities in operations and maintenance, or help you identify capital replacement plans to prioritize.
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Create an energy management strategy
The Environmental Protection Agency offers a proven strategy for superior energy management, with tools and resources to help each step of the way. Based on the successful practices of ENERGY STAR partners, these guidelines can assist your organization in improving its energy and financial performance while distinguishing your organization as an environmental leader.
The International Tourism Partnership's comprehensive guide detailing the basic steps towards "greening" resort operations is now available in eight languages including Arabic, Portuguese and Vietnamese.
CFL and LED light bulbs save energy and money. Download the light bulb comparison chart below to see how more efficient light bulbs save more money than traditional incandescent light bulbs.
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