Sep
12
2011

Fuel Efficient Vehicles

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Fuel Efficient Vehicles

What It Is Vehicles, like cars and trucks, are staples in developed countries. However, for all their convenience, vehicles take quite a toll on the environment. Regular vehicle maintenance can help reduce your vehicle’s emissions, which will help curb air pollution. Switching to greener vehicles, like hybrids and alternative fuel …

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Sep
12
2011
Alternative Transportation

What It Is Alternative transportation refers to commuting in any way other than driving alone. Examples include biking, walking, carpooling, and taking public transportation.   Why It Matters Public transportation can be less stressful than driving in congested city traffic, and contributes to clean air. Employees who use mass transit …

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12
2011
Energy Conservation and Efficiency

What It Is Energy conservation is the process of reducing your overall energy usage. Energy efficiency is the process of reducing the energy required to achieve the same result. The two are not synonymous. For instance, removing all of the appliances from a home will increase energy conservation since there …

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12
2011
Renewable Energy Certificates & Carbon Offsets

What It Is Renewable energy certificates or credits (RECs) are a way to purchase property rights to environmental, social, and other non-power qualities of renewable electricity generation, which can be sold separately from the actual physical electricity generated by the source. This is distinct from renewable energy tax credits, which may be …

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Sep
12
2011

Energy Efficient Lighting

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Energy Efficient Lighting

What It Is Energy-efficient lighting illuminates a room while using less energy than ordinary incandescent or fluorescent bulbs. Examples include natural lighting, compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Additionally, you can invest in options that put light where you need and when you need it, such as motion …

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11
2011
Energy Efficient Equipment

What It Is Energy-efficient business equipment serves a business’s needs while consuming less energy than standard equipment. Common examples of energy-efficient business equipment include: computers with sleep mode or power-down mode copiers with sleep mode and double-sided copying printers with sleep mode and double-sided printing However, energy-efficient equipment is not …

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11
2011
Energy Audits

What It Is An energy audit is an analysis of energy use in a building. Audits are conducted to identify ways to reduce energy costs and consumption without harming building performance.   Why It Matters According to the Pew Center, commercial buildings consume 18% of the United States’ total energy …

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11
2011
Location Considerations

What It Is Many factors impact the decision of where to locate an office or facility. These include: Access to public transportation Proximity to food and other amenities Distance from residential areas where employees live Natural hazards and risks Zoning restrictions Why It Matters Since most businesses and nonprofit employees …

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