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Quick trick to reduce your energy consumption

March 25, 2013 9:00 AM

Fran Simon
fsimon@tulane.edu

The Tulane Office of Environmental Affairs is partnering with Energy Smart to offer Tulane faculty and staff who live in New Orleans free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL bulbs) and advanced power strips (APS).   

CFL bulb
Energy Smart is a program developed by the New Orleans City Council that is administered by Entergy. It has incentives and rebates to help Orleans Parish residents save energy and save money. To be eligible, you must be an Orleans Parish resident and sign a commitment to install the bulbs in your Orleans Parish residence.  

“This is the easiest opportunity yet to start saving energy and lowering your utility bills at home,” says Liz Davey, director of the Office of Environmental Affairs.

Tulane employees may stop by to pick up as many as eight free, energy-saving CFL bulbs and a free energy-saving APS at the following locations and dates.

• Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life (first floor, near FedEx Office) on Wednesday (March 27) from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

• 1440 Canal Street lobby on Thursday (March 28) from 7:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. 

Representatives from Energy Smart will be on-site to distribute bulbs and power strips, answer questions and provide expert guidance on low- to no-cost strategies for saving money on energy bills.  Bulbs and power strips will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“This is a value of over $300 in bulbs, APS and energy savings,” Davey says.

When installed, CFL bulbs save a significant amount of energy and provide up to seven years of maintenance-free, soft white light, for a savings of $35 per bulb. Advanced power strips help prevent waste by eliminating energy consumed by common household electronics when they are not in use.

Orleans Parish residents can learn about more ways to save energy by contacting Energy Smart.


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