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Going Green: The Most Effective Way to Live

Going Green: The Most Cost-Effective Way To Live TURN IT DOWN Lowering your Thermostat by just 1 degree saves between $44-$73 a year on your power bill FUN FACT: There are 22 inventors of incandescent lamps prior to Edison BRIGHT IDEA $75 Switching from incandescent to CFL bulbs can save $180- $300 a year PER YEAR 60 .70. TO POWER A 50.. LIGHTBULB 24/7 (-19 41% O"09 SAVE UP TO $300 SAVE UP TO $73 OF YOUR ENERGY A YEAR USAGE GOES TO HEAT YOUR HOME A YEAR $280 40* 100 : 60 60 PER YEAR TO RUN A HOME MORE IS NUMBER OF LIGHT AIR-CONDITIONER NOT BETTER SOCKETS IN THE AVERAGE U.S. HOME One 100-watt SHADE TREES can cut summer air conditioning needs by up to 50% and make buildings up to 20° cooler in the summer incandescent bulb produces the same amount of light as two 60-watt bulbs, but uses 20% less energy. ANOTHER VIEW OF CLEAN ENERGY Keep your bulbs clean. Dirt can absorb as much as 50% of the light. SAVE ABOUT 72% $140 OF U.S. Consider turning off the monitor if you aren't going to use your PC for more than 20 minutes, and both the CPU and monitor if you're not going to HOMES HAVE A YEAR CENTRAL A/C SNOOZE DON'T LOSE Turning the sleep functionality on your computer and monitor brings your PC's energy consumption down to about $20 12 68 use your PC for more than 2 hours. н SAVE ABOUT Oe $150 SYSTEM A YEAR SAVE ABOUT $160 $140 IT'S ABOUT CONTROL A programmable thermostat can save about $150 a year in energy costs if your home temperature is set back 8 degrees in the winter for an 8-hour span during the day when no one is home, and 10 hours at night. PER YEAR A YEAR TO RUN A DESKTOP per year. PC + LCD MONITOR 24 RECHARGE THE PLANET Although the initial cost for rechargable batteries is almost double that of Alkalines (when you include the charger), the break even point is less than two years, after which the ownership cost for rechargables is less than 25¢ a year. SAVE ABOUT PER YEAR $1.10 TO RECHARGE 36 AA BATTERIES PER SHOWER WITH A LOW-FLOW 2.5GAL/MIN HEAD AA BATTERIES SAVE ABOUT ACCOUNT FOR $78 60% OF ALL ALKALINE A YEAR BATTERY SALES SLOW DOWN! Each 5 mph you drive over 60 mph is like paying $1.69 AVERAGE COST 10 MIN SHOWER an additional USING A PRE-1992 $0.30 per gallon for gas. SHOWERHEAD $3.78 SOURCES: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Temp=66&StartEveHeat Temp= 698StartNiteHeat Temp=648StartDayCool Temp=76&StartEveCoolTemp=76&StartNiteCoolTemp=76&HeatStartCost=1218.42&HeatStartUn its=13292.29&HeatStartCO2=3323.07&CoolStartCost=0&CoolStartUnits=0&CoolStartC02=0&HeatCalcState=True&CoolCalcState=False WITH A CAR SAVE ABOUT THAT GETS AVERAGE COST 1 GALLON OF GAS $945 30MPG VS. ONE THAT GETS 20 MPG. BASED ON A YEAR 15,000 MILES PER YEAR INFOGRAPHIC BROUGHT TO YOU BY CREATED BY OBIZMEDIA.COM DESIGN BY NATHAN ADAMS

Going Green: The Most Effective Way to Live

shared by Angel on Dec 28
Saving energy and reducing waste is not as hard as you think. This infographic provides simple and easy to do ways to help the environment.


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