With a growing population across the globe, the need for sustainable energy is also increasing. The United States accounts for 19% of the worlds total energy and the average American household uses 10,837kwh. There are a lot of innovative ways to reduce the amount of energy we need such as:
But the most efficient way for people to reduce the amount of energy is through energy efficiency. It is as simple as remembering to turn off the lights when you leave your house. The two biggest drivers of energy usage in home are air-conditioning and heating. So what can you do to save energy? Here is a list of simple ideas:
What the UCLA Health System is doing
The UCLA Health System is looking for multiple ways of improving the use of energy. From encouraging the use of stairways to the retrofitting of lights, we are looking to continuously reduce our use of energy.
|ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS||PROJECTED ANNUAL ENERGY SAVINGS|
|UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica lighting retrofit||460,000 kWh|
|200 UCLA Medical Plaza lighting retrofit||780,000 KWh|
|Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center MBCx (Monitoring Based Commissioning)||Goal – 21,000,000 kBtu|