From March 21-April 10 Village residents will compete to see which apartment/townhouse can reduce their electricity use the most. Great prizes for First, Second and Third place winners, and a total reduced electricity waste that is a real win for everyone.
Low-Wattage Wisdom Little Bits of Awesomeness
Using a short set of tips & tasks each week for three weeks, this challenge will guide you through better understanding your energy use habits, and finding simple ways to improve them at work and at home. Participating in the Wellness Program? This challenge is an option under the Environmental Wellbeing category. Take the steps, earn a token, and learn something!
Energy use is the biggest factor in W&L's carbon footprint. You can help drive it down by taking small, simple steps in your personal space.
One hot little bulb can have a chilling effect. Place a lamp too close to your thermostat and you may be tricking your HVAC system into an uncomfortable, and wasteful, mistake.
Personal refrigerators can consume as much energy (and cost) as full size refrigerators. Run through this easy checklist to make sure your mini fridge is cool.
Exhaust fans are designed to suck all the air out of a space to get rid of anything you might not want to breathe in (smoke, odors etc.) as thoroughly as possible. When you need them, you need them. When you don’t – get them off!
Motion sensor lights seem like a great way to save energy. And they can be. But they can also create a lot of waste. Surprised? Read on...
Keeping doors closed between conditioned and non-conditioned spaces is good for the environment, the budget, and your comfort. Download a friendly closed door sign here.
Leaving town for a few days? Give your appliances and your wallet a break too!
The average shower time in the US is 8 minutes. That’s a time we know we can meet, and beat! Easier said than done? Let music sooth your savage shower (that’s a common expression, really)…click for details