The management of energy and improving energy efficiency has long been necessary for industry and commerce, not only to save on cost but also to reduce carbon footprint and promote social responsibility. So, if energy efficiency is a win-win for companies, what is preventing them from making their properties more energy-efficient?
Most people undertake home renovation projects in order to make their space more functional or to create more space somehow. What some of them fail to recognise is the opportunity to make the house much more energy-efficient through renovation, thus making the investment even more sensible and worthwhile.
Luckily, today we are able to hear and read a lot about how we can kill two birds with one stone, i.e. make the space both more liveable and environment-friendly. Here are just some of many ideas that can help you start thinking in this direction if you haven’t already considered the option of improving your home even more.
We all know that true sustainability comes from switching up our daily habits, yet for many this is a challenge. We all lead busy lives, so it’s not uncommon to feel like we simply don’t have the time or the energy to be green. As the saying goes, “it’s not easy being green.”
Sometimes all we need to stay on the green path is a helping hand – something to remind us why we need to change our behaviour and that offers guidance on how to continue being eco-friendly. This is where technology comes in. Whether you want to make big or small changes in your lifestyle, there is a mobile application to help you. However, with literally millions and millions of apps to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start.
A good starting point is to identify one area of your life you want to “green.” Real change begins at home, so there is no better place to start than with energy efficiency. With just a few changes around the house, you can dramatically reduce your energy usage and your overall carbon footprint.
By providing information, education and motivation, mobile apps can be a tremendous help when undertaking energy efficiency projects around the home. The team at Calgary Window & Door Guys have put together a highly informative infographic guide laying out the most useful energy efficiency apps for your home. Ranging from the practical to the playful, each of these apps offer unique ways of aiding you in your journey to become a better citizen of the earth. With handy information about features, benefits and user reviews; this guide has everything you need to make the right choice.
Check out the infographic below to learn how you can use apps to start saving energy today!
LED lighting has become an incredibly popular lighting source over the years due to the huge number of benefits they offer. LED light bulbs are semiconductor devices which efficiently convert electricity into light without the use of fluorescent tubes or filaments. LED light bulbs are incredibly energy efficient, able to convert over 80% of their energy to make light. When compared to incandescent bulbs, which give off over 80% of their energy as heat, LED bulbs are truly energy efficient.
Some of the main benefits of LED light bulbs include:
- A lifespan of up to 40 years
- Cost effective
- Energy efficient
This infographic from Efficient Light explores all of the key benefits of LED light bulbs when compared to incandescent and halogen bulbs.
Go green and get money back!
When you’re looking from the outside in, going green can seem quite complicated, but in the long run its definitely worth it! It’s now possible to receive money from going green and making the correct energy saving/eco-friendly changes. In this we’ll be looking at the methods which save you money and get you money back!