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Low No Cost Ways To Save

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Low No Cost Ways To Save

  1. 1. Save Energy, Save Money!
  2. 2. Why should you care… <ul><li>Save money </li></ul><ul><li>Improve air quality </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce greenhouse gases </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce effects of climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate others </li></ul>
  3. 3. Energy Usage <ul><li>How Much Electricity Do Appliances Use? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Start saving today Replace incandescent light bulbs Stop energy vampires Reduce AC costs Wash in full-loads and cold water Thermostat adjustments
  5. 5. Use Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs Source: EnergyStar 65-80% 30-52 150 70-77% 23-30 100 66-76% 18-25 75 74-78% 13-15 60 60-70% 9-13 40 Percentage Watts Watts Savings Common Energy Star Qualified CFL’s Incandescent Light Bulbs
  6. 6. CFL Sizes and Shapes Indoor and Outdoor R20, R30, R40, PAR38 Candelabra, Bullet Shape Globe G25, G30, G40 Incandescent/ A-line Tube or Universal Mini-Spiral or Twist
  7. 7. CFL Disposal Disposal of CFL <ul><li>Disposal Centers: </li></ul><ul><li>IKEA Tel: 619-563-4532 </li></ul><ul><li>Birch Aquarium at Scripps Tel: 858-534-3474 </li></ul><ul><li>County of San Diego Household Hazardous Waste Tel: 877-713-2784 </li></ul><ul><li>City of Chula Vista Environmental Services Tel: 619-691-5122 </li></ul><ul><li>City of San Diego Environmental Services Tel: 858-694-7000 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Energy Vampires <ul><li>5% of electricity used in the U.S. goes to standby power </li></ul><ul><li>About 40% of the electricity being used to power your home electronics is consumed while they are in standby mode. </li></ul><ul><li>A T.V. can draw up to 12 watts of electricity when not in use. </li></ul><ul><li>A printer can draw 11.5 watts when idling. </li></ul>Sources: Dept. of Energy; Direct Energy
  9. 9. Air Conditioning Usage <ul><li>During summer time, leave your AC at 78 degrees F. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep curtains closed </li></ul><ul><li>Turn on a fan </li></ul>
  10. 10. Laundry <ul><li>About 35 billion loads are washed each year in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>The avg. household washes about 50 pounds of laundry a week. </li></ul><ul><li>About 90% of the energy used for washing clothes is for heating water. </li></ul><ul><li>Wash in cold water using cold-water detergents and save 85% of your energy costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Wash and dry in full loads, if not, use the appropriate water-level setting. </li></ul><ul><li>Sources: Project Laundry List, www.seventhgeneration.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. How can CCSE help you? <ul><li>Energy Resource Center </li></ul><ul><li>California Solar Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Water Heating Program </li></ul><ul><li>Shade Tree Program </li></ul>
  12. 12. Energy Resource Center <ul><li>Free Workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Tool Lending Library </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Library </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor Database </li></ul>
  13. 13. California Solar Initiative <ul><li>CSI Single-Family Low-Income Incentive Program </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives for solar PV systems from $4.75 to $7.00 per watt </li></ul><ul><li>Full-subsidy systems to very low income households. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Cool Community Shade Tree Program <ul><li>Get FREE shade trees </li></ul><ul><li>Each home can receive up to 10 trees </li></ul><ul><li>20 variety of trees </li></ul><ul><li>15-gallon trees </li></ul><ul><li>Must be SDG&E customer </li></ul><ul><li>Must Complete Application </li></ul><ul><li>Attend a neighborhood workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Pick up your trees at your local nursery </li></ul>
  15. 15. Solar Water Heating <ul><li>Converts the sun’s energy to heat which is used to offset energy loads typically provided by natural gas and electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>Incentive of $1,500 per dwelling and varies according to the system installed and other installation details. </li></ul>
  16. 16. SDG&E Programs <ul><li>California Alternate Rates for Energy - CARE </li></ul><ul><li>Family Electric Rate Assistance – FERA </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Team </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Baseline </li></ul><ul><li>LIHEAP </li></ul>
  17. 17. Water Authority <ul><li>Smart landscape Program </li></ul><ul><li>Clothes washer rebate </li></ul><ul><li>High-efficiency toilet and upgrade </li></ul><ul><li>Landscape Surveys </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions?

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