When congregational facility owners/operators think of energy consumption, they naturally focus on building operations (such as lighting and air-conditioning) and its shell components, but not necessarily on the energy consuming office equipment and appliances contained within.
Over the years, as the amount of office equipment found in congregational facilities has increased, the amount of energy consumed, by that equipment, as also increased. Inefficient office equipment not only draws power, but also emits heat that can contribute to higher cooling bills. Fortunately, to address this issue there are a variety of ENERGY STAR qualified products that can help you save energy and money, money that can be used for other functions important to your congregation. If you are replacing or purchasing equipment such as computers, monitors, and copiers always consider ENERGY STAR qualified products.
The energy consumption of an average Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitor is two-thirds of that for an average Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitor.
Other office equipment savings opportunities include:
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Many congregational facilities have a variety of appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers. These appliances, just like the ones in your home, can be purchased in models that are more energy efficient. ENERGY STAR qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10% to 50% less energy and water than standard models.
In addition, there are many energy-efficiency opportunities to help you reduce the energy consumption of these appliances.
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