Heating of buildingsUnless it’s really cold thenalways turn off the heating if it is not being used at all because heating thewhole building will consume a lot of energy.
The heating of buildings doesaccount for 25% of the UK’s energy according to http://erpuk.org/And also ask your heatingprovider for the best deal or switch to a different for a better deal. And withthe best deal, remember to turn off your heating if you are not using it. Wellthe way to be more efficient with your heating is to make sure all doors areclosed and windows also, that way all the heat should stay in the room and alsomakes sure no air passes through the room.
Cooling of server roomsA server room is very important to not only business’sdata but also to educational buildings as well. If the cooling is not managedwell then that can result in loss of information, loss of efficiency and that can be dangerous toany company or building whatsoever, this is obviously not good. Firstly, obviously have the AC on and thevents in the room are clear and not blocked. Make sure you server room is farfrom the rest of your building. Put monitoring systems in place to keep you upto date on the temperature in the room and so you know if it is too hot or not.
Use of air conditioning Try turning the ac down very low or just turnit off at night when no one is in the building. Also try and close off ventsoff in your building. Remember to turn off any fans that you might have goingon as well. When using the ac, close the blinds or the curtains in the buildingto be more efficient. Make sure the air conditioner is kept out of sunlight becauseit will reduce the effectiveness of the AC. And do forget to upgrade your AC ifit is ineffective or inefficient so you can get the maximum use out of it.
LightingYou could install a lightdimmer in your house, by that you can lower your energy used for the light andnot turn it off completely. Another idea to reduce power consumption is toconvert your incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs. LED bulbs use roughly 90 electricity than the normal bulbs. Turn of all the lights when you are notin the room and do not need to use them therefore increasing your efficiency. Usethe lighting appropriately, so that you use the needed amount to save energy.The possibility of harnessing non-fossil fuel energyVery cheap and usable sourceof energy, mainly used for energy based systems or mechanisms.
The efficiencyis better with non-fossil fuel energy, because the fuel has to paid for andwith that giving more reliability instead of say windmills or solar panels.Task b – CarbonfootprintCarpoolingThepros of carpooling include: it’s cheaper than riding by yourself, morecomfortable in a car then on public transport; you can also communicate withfriends if they are in the same car. Thecons of carpooling: everyone might notbe ready at the same time in which case they might get left behind, the time oftravel can be very unpredictable; you may not get to your location on timeperfectly.
Could also be awkward sitting next to people you do not know. Carpoolinghelps reduce the amount of cars on the roads which mean less traffic and withthat, there will be less harmful gasses that could cause global warming.Public transportIt can be money saving ifyou have a long journey and is easily cheaper than using your own car, therewill be no need to find a parking spot in a crowded car park with publictransport and you can also finish off some work or prepare for the day ahead.Publictransport usually has a lot of delays and could get you late on some occasions;keeping track of different public transport could be tricky with so manydifferent routes and paths. Public transport reduces energy consumptionand the release of CO2 that is harmful to the environment, when you travel bypublic transport; it uses far less energy and has less pollution to theenvironment. Telecommuting People are able to focus ontheir work with less distractions, money is saved on petrol and transport.
Theworkers are likely to have less “sick days” if they do then they are still athome and can still do work.The employing companiesdon’t really know how workers are using their time, the costs are high to fundtelecommuters, repairing computers and or replacing those costs will be wellover £1,000. Telecommuting does help theenvironment massively because when there are a couple of people of a companyworking from home, they are still saving thousands of gases and emissions fromharming the environment.