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1.3.11 Use shower instead of bath

1.3.11 Use shower instead of bath Description Take a shower instead of a bath. A full bath (140-180 litres) wastes about three times the energy and water compared to a five minutes shower Benefits Energy savings Water savings Limitations Occupant acceptance [...]

2018-01-19T12:24:10+00:00

1.3.12 Fix dripping taps

1.3.12 Fix dripping taps Description Fix any leaking tap. A dripping tap can waste 5000 litres a year, while a replacement tap washer only costs a few cents. Benefits Energy savings Water savings Limitations Occupant acceptance Economic [...]

2018-01-19T12:24:34+00:00

1.3.13 Installation of thermostatic taps

1.3.13 Installation of thermostatic taps Description Thermostatic taps are taps able to mix the water to a desired temperature, and it can keep it constant for a greater comfort of the user. Benefits Comfort Energy and water saving (up to 10-15%) High security Calibration [...]

2018-01-19T12:25:16+00:00

1.3.14 Installation of motion sensor faucets

1.3.14 Installation of motion sensor faucets Description A motion sensor faucet is a faucet equipped with a proximity sensor and mechanism that opens its valve to allow water to flow in response to the presence of a hand or hands in close proximity. Benefits Easy to operate [...]

2018-01-19T12:26:13+00:00

1.3.15 Limit shower length to 5–7 minutes

1.3.15 Limit shower length to 5–7 minutes Description Using an average number of 8 litres per minute from a typical shower head, by reducing your shower length by 4 minutes per day would save 14000 litres per year. In addition to save water, you also save the energy required to heat water [...]

2018-01-19T12:28:10+00:00

1.3.16 Cleaning the DHW tank to avoid sediments

1.3.16 Cleaning the DHW tank to avoid sediments Description DHW tank efficiency is vulnerable to sediment and it makes rumbling sounds when sediment builds up. The sediment grows depending on the hardness of water and other factors. The efficiency drops as heat transfer surfaces are covered with sediment. Flushing water heater every [...]

2018-01-19T12:28:54+00:00

1.3.17 Disconnect the DHW tank in case it is not working for more than three days

1.3.17 Disconnect the DHW tank in case it is not working for more than three days Description It is recommended to disconnect the DHW tank in case it is not going be used for more than three days. Benefits Energy savings Limitations Occupant [...]

2018-01-19T12:29:23+00:00

1.3.18 Wash hands with cold water instead of warm water

1.3.18 Wash hands with cold water instead of warm water Description Although the perception that hot water is more hygienic is based in some factual evidence, there are few, if any hygienic benefits, of using warm or hot water to wash one’s hands. It is true that heat kills bacteria; however, the [...]

2018-01-22T07:45:07+00:00

1.6.4 Sensitizing of occupants through workshops

1.6.4 Sensitizing of occupants through workshops Description Information, education and awareness of the occupants of the building will be a tool of vital importance to ensure the operability of any energy management improvement plan of the building. Benefits The savings potential is between 10-20% [...]

2018-01-22T08:59:24+00:00

1.6.6 Optimization of the conditions of the electric bill

1.6.6 Optimization of the conditions of the electric bill Description Perform continuous monitoring of electrical bills and their suitability for consumption and market conditions. Although it does not save energy, it is very important from the economic point of view. Benefits Less expensive electricity rates Proper [...]

2018-01-22T09:00:28+00:00