Tips on how to reduce our everyday energy use
Every effort counts:
- Completely turn off equipment (as opposed to leaving it in standby mode) whenever possible
- In labs, lower the sash in fume hoods (a closed fume hood uses around one-third as much power as an open one)
- Turn off lights, except where motion detectors are used
Defrost and share refrigerators
Refrigerators and freezers that have not been defrosted consume much more power. So take a moment to defrost them – that will also free up space inside them. And be sure to turn off any that aren’t being used.