How to reduce your energy costs and carbon footprint

earth-sustainabilityIn honor of Earth Day, I thought it would be great to share some different ways each and every one of us can help nurture our planet and promote a sustainable future for the next generation.

I have the privilege of working with many top engineers at Chemical Engineering Progress Magazine published by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In a recent issue on sustainability, Robert Sylvester, a consultant at DuPont Engineering Research and Technology, wrote a perspective on how he was able to reduce his energy costs by $2000 in one year and his carbon footprint by one-third.

While the article was written for chemical engineers, many of the simple changes can be applied by anyone. What is also nice is that the article goes beyond unplugging your electronics and turning off your lights, and explains the simple changes that make the largest difference – a great application of the 80/20 rule!

Because the article is copyrighted by CEP Magazine and posted here with permission, it can be found in its original form in the link below. Normally only AIChE members are able to access articles, so I thank CEP for allowing all of us to benefit from this information as well.

So celebrate our beautiful planet today and every day by doing what you can to promote a healthy and sustainable future for everyone.

Click here to read “A Personal Perspective on Sustainability Through Energy Efficiency”