Energy Efficiency: As Easy As Changing a Light Bulb?
A flash of inspiration is sometimes described as a "light bulb moment." In some cases the light bulb isn't just a metaphor.
As part of our commitment to sustainable manufacturing principles, Stoneline Designs is working to reduce our total power consumption by 30%. We reached a big percentage of that goal in 2009, thanks to light bulbs.
This past spring we upgraded all light fixtures in our manufacturing facility. We replaced all the old fixtures and installed high efficiency fluorescent bulbs. With this one change, we've seen our electricity use reduced by over 20%.
A good idea doesn't have to be radical or strange to work. Sometimes improvements are as simple as changing a light bulb.