How to save energy, water, fuel and how to prevent waste by ermalos

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									HOW CAN I SAVE WATER ?                       HOW CAN I PREVENT WASTE AND
                                             SAVE RESOURCES ?
Toilet:
                                             -   Print and copy
-   Avoid flushing the toilet                    double sided.
    unnecessarily. Dispose of
    tissues and other waste in the trash     -   Do not buy
    bin instead of in the toilet.                beverage cans but use recyclable
                                                 bottles.
-   Use the toilets’ water saving function
    (use stop function or push twice to      -   Use your own bags for shopping.
    stop flushing).
                                             -   Buy fresh food that does not contain a
Shower and Bath:                                 lot of packaging.

-   Don’t leave the water running while          Use long-life products instead of one-
    washing hands, brushing teeth,
                                             -
                                                                                            How to save energy, water,
                                                 use products.
    shaving, etc.                                                                            fuel and how to prevent
                                             -   Buy products that are made of                        waste
-   Take a short shower instead of taking        recycled materials.
    a bath.
                                             -   Use SORT Center, Bldg. 405b at Taylor
Garden:                                          Barracks for usable stuff that you don’t
                                                 need anymore but someone else could.
-   Collect storm water in a drum and use
    for watering plants.

    Avoid watering plants at midday when
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                                             FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR
    the temperature is greatest. Water
                                             TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, CALL….
    plants at the root area
    and not in the leaf area
                                             DPW Energy Management Office:
    to reduce evaporation.
                                             DSN 381-7534
Repair:
                                             DPW Environmental Management Division:
                                             DSN 381-8675/ 7699
-   Report all water losses (broken pipes,
    errant sprinklers, abandoned free-
                                             Service Order Desk:
    flowing wells, etc.) to the Service
                                             DSN 381-8797/ 8798
    Order Desk (DSN 381-8797/8798).
DID YOU KNOW THAT…                          -   Heat only the rooms that need to be      Freezer and Refrigerators:
                                                heated.
…Water leaks at the USAG Mannheim                                                        -   Don’t leave doors of refrigerator or
                                            -   Do not overheat rooms. Just
waste $40,300 per year?                                                                      freezer open.
                                                one degree less saves about 6%
                                                energy.                                      Defrost refrigerators and freezers
…35% of water used in the home is                                                        -
flushed down the toilet?                                                                     regularly to keep them running
                                            A/C:
                                                                                             efficiently.
…One 100W incandescent light left on for
                                            -   Only operate A/C if really necessary.
24 hours a day costs more than $50 per                                                   -   Wait until food has
year?                                       -   Only operate A/C if you are at home.         cooled down before
                                                                                             placing it in the
                                            -   Close windows when A/C is running.
…though accounting for only 5% of the                                                        refrigerator.
world's population, Americans consume       -   Keep the drapes or blinds
26% of the world's energy?                      closed during the day. This
                                                will help reduce solar heat
…Standby can use 10%-60% of the                 gain into your house.
                                                                                         HOW CAN I SAVE FUEL ?
electricity that would be used by the
device if it was switched on?               Electric appliances/ TV/ Video/ Hi-Fi/ PC:
                                                                                         -   Use car pools.
                                            -   Completely switch off or
                                                                                         -   Go short
                                                unplug electric appliances.
                                                                                             distances by bike or walk.
HOW CAN I SAVE ENERGY ?                     -   When buying new electric
                                                appliances, look for                     -   As soon as you stop longer than 10
Lighting:                                       energy efficiency.                           seconds, the motor should be turned
                                                                                             off.
-   Turn off lights when not needed!                         -   Turn of the PC
                                                                 monitor when not in     -   Switch in time into a higher gear, less
                Radiators/ Heating:                              use and at night. Use       motor rotation means less fuel
                                                                 “sleep” mode instead        consumption.
                -    Don’t block radiator                        of screen savers.
                     with curtains,
                                                                                         -   Drive evenly. Constant breaking and
                     furniture etc. to      Washing Machine/ Dishwasher:                     accelerating rises fuel consumption.
    ensure air circulation.
                                            -   Run machine only when                    -   Drive not more than 130 km/h (80
-   Don’t leave windows open                    full.                                        miles/h) on the Highway (Autobahn).
    while using the heater.
                                            -   Use water and energy                         Fuel consumption rises if driving
    Rather ventilate rooms
                                                saving programs.                             faster.
    only for a short time.

								
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