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Electricity Use

ISSUES / CHALLENGES

  • World energy consumption will grow by 48% between 2012 and 2040.
  • Lighting accounts for 18 per cent of a typical household’s electricity bill.
  • Fridges and freezers are the highest energy consumers after central heating. There are many easy ways to monitor and reduce unnecessary energy consumption, and therefore reduce your utility bill charge.
  • Even when off, devices such as televisions, microwaves and printers use standby power. In the US, the total electricity used by electronics consuming standby power is equal to the annual output of 50 power plants.

DATA SOURCES (LINKS)

EFFECTS

Wastes Resources

Wastes Money

DO

  • Unplug devices when fully charged or not in use. Use a power strip to turn off all devices in one go.
  • Rather than using the sleep function, shut down your computer or laptop overnight, or when not in use.
    Switch off the lights when you leave the room or house.
  • Replace traditional lightbulbs with LED lights when the lightbulbs die. Replacing them before the end of their life is an unnecessary waste of resources. LED lights are more efficient, using up to 75% less energy than traditional lightbulbs.
  • Find many more useful and easy to implement tips here:

Welcome to the energy saving tip-house

What can tenants do?

BENEFITS

Environmentally Friendly

Saves Money

Saves Resources

LEARN

  • Learn how electricity is generated and how it reaches your socket:
  • Watch this video on how to save energy with appliances at home:

MEDIA FORMAT

Video

Website

GET

  • Invest in an energy measure device for your appliances to understand how your appliances are using energy and where savings can be made.
  • Switch to a green electricity supplier if possible.
  • Buy new items responsibly with care given to their energy rating.

BENEFITS

Saves Resources

Saves Money

Environmentally Friendlier

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