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!

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

Here are some energy saving tips and ideas for home.

Living Areas
  • 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

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.
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.