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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

1.4.2 Change to accent lighting when required

1.4.2 Change to accent lighting when required Description The measure proposes the installation of accent lighting to provide concentrated light on areas with specific requirements of luminosity. Benefits Important energy savings can be achieved since the light is just concentrated where and when is needed Increase [...]

2018-01-19T13:13:46+00:00

1.4.3 Cleaning and maintenance of lamps and luminaires regularly

1.4.3 Cleaning and maintenance of lamps and luminaires regularly Description The measure consists in cleaning lamps and luminaires every year with soft moist cotton cloth, soft-bristled anti-static brush, or low-power vacuum cleaner as well as replacing bulb lamp at the end of its lifespan or lenses if they appear yellow. [...]

2018-01-22T07:46:58+00:00

1.4.4 Reduce the number of lamps

1.4.4 Reduce the number of lamps Description The measure proposes to remove from each fixture a certain number of lamps depending on the light levels previously measured with a light meter. Lamps will be removed where light levels are higher than the acceptable working levels. Benefits The [...]

2018-01-22T07:47:46+00:00

1.4.6 Turn off lighting in unused rooms or zones

1.4.6 Turn off lighting in unused rooms or zones Description If there are not presence detectors, the light should be turned off when a room is not used. This measure has to be specially considered in those spaces usually closed during weekends by assuring that any unnecessary light is switched on. [...]

2018-01-22T07:49:16+00:00

1.4.7 Appropriate orientation of the work place

1.4.7 Appropriate orientation of the work place Description This measure consists in orienting the workplace to maximize the use of natural light and ensuring that no glare occurs. The most suitable option is by letting the light arrive sideway to the workplace. Benefits It is possible to [...]

2018-01-22T07:49:42+00:00

1.4.8 Lighting zoning through manual switches

1.4.8 Lighting zoning through manual switches Description This measure consists in creating lighting zones (group of luminaires) which can be controlled independently. This way, switch on/off the lights only in the desired zone will be possible. Usually the zones are divided considering the type of activities or the penetration of natural light. [...]

2018-01-22T07:50:09+00:00

1.4.10 Turn off the luminaires close to windows when there is enough daylighting

1.4.10 Turn off the luminaires close to windows when there is enough daylighting Description This measure is based on the collaboration of users who have to switch off lights when natural sunlight provides sufficient amount of daylight. It is important to eliminate the habit of turning on the light whenever one enters [...]

2018-01-22T07:51:09+00:00

1.4.12 Place floor lamps and hanging lamps in corners

1.4.12 Place floor lamps and hanging lamps in corners Description This measure consists in rearranging the floor and hanging lamps in the corners of a room in order to increase their performance through the reflection of the light into the walls. Benefits Reduce lighting consumption Easy [...]

2018-01-22T07:52:08+00:00