For the next year (six electricity bills for residential customers) enter the number of units you consume every two months. If everyone in Hong Kong reduced their electricity use by 1% it would save 440 million kWh – the same as planting 1000 Kowloon Parks with trees.
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Tips for saving electricity
- Make sure projectors, lighting, air conditioning units, and computer equipment are turned off when a room or office is not in use
- Use natural lighting and light zoning in the home/office. This means turning off the lights near the window during daytime. Make sure the light switches are individually marked so staff and students know which switch is for which lights.
- Make sure energy saving settings (e.g. sleep mode) is used on computers and other appliances.
- Set the air conditioning (thermostat setting) to 24 degrees Celsius in winter and 26 degrees Celsius in summer.
- If no-one is at home, make sure windows and blinds are closed during summer months so the home is nice and cool when you return in the evening.
- Make sure you don’t heat too much water when you make drinks.
- Replace your light-bulbs and compact fluorescent lightbulbs with LEDs.
- When you buy a new appliance choose the most energy efficient model you can. The energy label, as well as having a one to five rating, also gives the precise annual power consumption which is a better guide to the best product than the 1 to 5 grade.
Schools and offices
- See if there is any other equipment that can be switched off over the weekend. Printers and water chillers/heaters can guzzle electricity.
- Has a green committee been established in your company/office?
- Have any environmental or energy saving policies, guidelines and reminders been implemented in your company/office?
- Make your office dress code “smart casual” so people can dress appropriately for the season