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 - 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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