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There are many indications that Earth’s climate is getting warmer and most scientists agree that part of this change is caused by increased amounts of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere as a result of human industry.
Many of the ways you can reduce the output of greenhouse gases will actually save you money while you save energy. So what can you do to help?
Council is already taking it personally. As a member of the Cities for Climate Protection since 2000, Council is part of a global effort to reduce greenhouse gas. Council has committed to reducing its own emissions to 50% of what it produced in 1999 by 2010, and will help the community reduce 30% of its emissions.
So far Council has installed solar streetlights in Victoria Avenue, started using efficient flat screen computer monitors and Energy Star software, and used an Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) service.
EPC is about reducing energy consumption through investing in technologies that will provide cost savings. Council has upgraded its air conditioning system, lighting controls and hot water system. This will ultimately pay for itself in electricity bill savings, and will save 875 tonnes of greenhouse gas from being produced. The Australasian Energy Efficiency Council has more information for your business.
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