Tips for Greening Your Practice, Part 2 Energy
- Energy Star reports that compact fluorescent bulbs use about 90 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. Every 90-watt bulb replaced by a CFL saves 1,600 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.
- Walk, cycle, carpool or take the bus to work. If you do house calls in your car (preferably a hybrid vehicle), keep your tire pressure at the recommended level, service your car regularly and choose ethanol-enhanced gas.
- Insulate and energy-proof your clinic space. Caulk around window and door frames to minimize thermal leakage. Install thermostats and timing devices to control energy use.
- Up to 90 percent of the energy a washer consumes is in heating water. Washing in cold water saves considerable energy and money.
To learn more about how you can lower your environmental footprint visit our sustainability initiatives page.
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