We feel if each one of us can make a small effort towards saving energy & water, we can collectively make a big difference to this planet. These small steps can go a long way in making this world a much better place for us and for generations to come.
Join Trimurty in its mission towards a greener earth!
Saving Water at Home
Bathroom use accounts for about 75% of the total water used inside the home.
- Check regularly for any leaks in your toilet, faucets and water hose bibs and fix them.
- Install a low-flow showerhead.
- Replace older, larger-use toilets with the newer higher efficiency toilets.
- Take short showers and save the baths for special occasions.
About 8% of in-home water use takes place in the kitchen.
- Wash only full loads in the dishwasher. An efficient dishwasher usually uses much less water than washing dishes by hand.
- Install a low-flow faucet aerator, which can cut water use in half.
- When buying a new dishwasher, consider purchasing a water-saving model. (New models use up to 25% less water than older ones)
Around the house
- Wash only full loads in the washing machine. Washing small loads uses over twice as much water per load of laundry.
- When buying a new clothes washing machine, consider purchasing a water-saving model.
- Insulate hot water pipes where possible to avoid long delays (and wasted water) while waiting for the water to "run hot." When building a new home, keep the distance short between the hot water heater and showers and other places that hot water is used.
Saving Water at Office
Identify and fix leaks
- Look for a trend of increased usage that cannot be associated with increased business through sub-meters.
- Conduct regular inspections of equipment or areas where leaks could occur, like pipe-work joints, connections and fittings. Indications include dampness, rust marks or swelling boards. Significant leaks can often be detected by listening in the absence of other noise.
- Check equipment. Worn, old or poorly maintained equipment can waste significant amounts of water.
- Irrigate hydro zones based upon the plants' water needs.
- Install weather-based SMART irrigation controllers.
- Regularly inspect the sprinkler heads to make sure they are not damaged or malfunctioning in any way.
- Adjust sprinklers so they are not spraying water on paved surfaces.
- Have an irrigation professional design, install and maintain the irrigation system.
- Specify in professional services contracts and check regularly that landscaping maintenance employees/contractors follow landscape industry best management practices.
Saving Energy at Home
Here are some energy saving tips and ideas for home.
- Use natural light during the day as much as possible
- Install energy-efficient lighting – CFLs and LEDs
- Check the energy rating label when purchasing new ACs – the more stars the better
- Unplug unused devices – TVs, ACs, etc or switch them off at the wall
- Install energy efficient water heaters inside the toilet and switch off when not required.
- Wash full loads
- Use shorter wash cycles
- If you're using the clothes dryer, fill it – it's more efficient to dry a full load
- Clean the clothes dryer lint filter after use
- Use the low heat setting on your dryer whenever you can
- Ventilate the clothes dryer to the outside
- Switch to cold water when you’re doing the laundry
- Defrost food naturally instead of using the microwave
- Use a microwave or toaster instead of the oven or stovetop whenever you can
- Avoid opening oven doors too often – each time you do the temperature drops by up to 15°C
- Fridges and freezers operate most efficiently when they're full but not overloaded
- Set your freezer at -18°C and your fridge between 2°C and 5°C for greater efficiency
- Leave space around the back of your fridge or freezer for air to circulate
- Avoid placing your fridge or freezer next to your oven or stove, or in direct sunlight
Save Energy at Office
There are simple ways that you can save power at work.
- Switch to energy efficient light devices wherever possible – CFLs & LEDs
- Make sure all the lights are turned off after hours
- Switch computers, monitors, audio visual systems and other office equipment off at the power point, instead of leaving them on standby
- Check the energy rating label when purchasing new appliances and equipment – the more stars the better
- Turn off the air conditioner and use a fan wherever possible