Which new energy-saving actions would you like to try this month?
Outdoor lights are easy to forget about, and they can be left on for long periods of time--wasting energy and money. A single 60-watt bulb left on overnight every day for a month would use 20.2 kWh of energy- costing you about $25 on a yearly basis per light. Installing motion sensors saves energy and gives you one less thing to remember, while still providing a welcome light when you come home late.
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About the Numbers:
-If you install motion sensors on outdoor lights for CTC, in one month you will save 25.34 lbs. of CO2 per light.
• 1000 watts is equal to 1 kilowatt. Using 1 kilowatt for 1 hour is equal to 1 kilowatt hour (kWh).
• On average, 1.37 lbs. of CO2 are emitted for every kWh used.
• Doing this action for one year will result in a reduction of 222 kWh, which is equal to 304 lbs. CO2 saved per light.
• For this action, we are estimating that light would only be on for 1 hour each night. When you complete this action, we will ask you some follow up questions to better estimate your savings.
o If everyone in Corvallis did this for a year, 8,287 tons of CO2 would be saved.
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