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  • 1. INNOVATIVE GREEN SOLUTIONS By Helen Lovell, MS Environmental Health
  • 2.
    • “ Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?”
    • David R. Brower
    • Berkeley Environmentalist
  • 3. EVH Accomplishments
    • Installed aerators
    • Unplugged appliances
    • Eliminated excess lighting
    • Programmed xerox machine
  • 4. EVH Accomplishments (con.)
    • Bought recycled content paper
    • Started using foam soap
    • Obtained an awning
    • Used single stream recycling program
  • 5. Energy Audit
  • 6. Energy Audit
    • Free
    • Water and energy conservation
    • Tailored for each buildings budget
    • Receive certificate for achievements
  • 7. Solutions
  • 8. Thermostat
  • 9. Thermostat
    • Program for the weekends
    • Manual override
    • Administration action
    • Instantly saves money
  • 10. Motion Sensors
  • 11. Motion Sensors
    • Cost is $19.99 +$60.00 installation
    • Types of motion sensors
    • They are not always the best solution
    • Save at least $5 per room every month
  • 12. Window Tinting
  • 13. Window Tinting
    • Types of tint
    • Get up to $0.75 per foot rebate from OUC
    • Reduce air conditioning costs 5-30%
    • 10 year warranty on commercial building
  • 14. Window Tinting (con.)
    • Costs $3.25 per foot or $408.00 for Mercy
    • An additional $2.00 for security tint
    • $1.50 per foot to eliminate existing tint
    • Must be specially cleaned
  • 15. Window Tinting
    • Vendors on my florida marketplace:
    • Engineered sun tinting (407)756-0425
    • Flying window tinters (407) 380-1202
    • Precision window tinting (407) 699-2425
  • 16. LED Lights
  • 17. LED
    • Fluorescent lights
    • Last 10,000 hours
    • Contain mercury and release UV radiation
    • Uses 32-40 watts
    • LED lights
    • Last 50,000 hours
    • Contains no heavy metals no UV radiation
    • Uses 15-20 watts
  • 18. LED (con.)
    • $13-$50 for long LED fluorescent bulbs
    • Cost of “normal” fluorescent= $3.00-$7.00
    • Cost is $50 for the transformer
    • Cost of an electrician is $60.00 an hour
  • 19. LED (con.)
    • Vendors on my florida marketplace:
    • Impact lighting 800-507-5714
    • Sign center (321) 527-4467
    • Lighting and production (407) 967-7716
  • 20. Photovoltaic Cells
  • 21. Photovoltaic Cells
    • Cost $1-$4 per watt
    • Payback 6-8 years
    • 30% Federal tax credit
    • Sell “extra” energy for $0.08-$0.12
  • 22. LEED Certification
  • 23. LEED Certification
    • Charlie crist mandate for leed
    • Follow suggestions, leed will follow
    • Lower operating cost
    • Healthier work environment
  • 24. Recommendations
    • Conduct an energy audit to obtain recommendations for low hanging fruit
    • Adjust thermostats seasonally
    • Install motion sensors in small offices and bathrooms
  • 25. Recommendations (con.)
    • Install quality window tinting to lower electricity bills by 5-30%
    • Place led lights in areas that are known to get hot
    • Buy photovoltaic cells to produce energy and to make money on “extra” power