The International Energy Saving Day on March 5 is more relevant than ever, as energy prices soar and the war in Ukraine adds further political relevance. It aims to make consumers, industry and politicians aware of energy consumption. This year, the Energy Saving Day is particularly important, because, despite government measures, consumers are still suffering from high heating and electricity bills. It is therefore all the more important to use and reduce energy efficiently in order to lower costs and contribute to the successful energy transition.
With simple measures such as turning down the heating, buying energy-efficient appliances, not using a tumble dryer and purchasing certified green electricity, everyone can reduce their energy consumption and save money. An energy consultancy can provide access to BAFA and KfW funding of 30 to 50 percent of the investment.
Here are a few more energy-saving tips that you can incorporate into your everyday life and workplace:
At the workplace:
- Use energy-saving lamps or LED lights.
- Turn off your electronics, when you don’t need them or use power strips with on/off switches.
- Avoid leaving your computer on standby, when you are not using it.
- Use energy-saving settings for your computer, such as sleep or hibernate.
- Use daylight as much as possible and avoid unnecessary lighting.
- Avoid printing unnecessarily and use digital documents instead.
On the go:
- Use public transport, bike or walk to save energy and protect the environment.
- Avoid transporting heavy objects in the car, as this will increase fuel consumption.
- Keep your tires properly inflated to reduce fuel consumption.
- Turn off the car, when you’re stuck at a red light or in a traffic jam.
- Avoid accelerating unnecessarily and brake gently to save energy and reduce vehicle wear and tear.
- Pack a reusable water bottle and a reusable lunch box to reduce your consumption of single-use plastic products.
What measures have you already taken? What other tips can you share with us?
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