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Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been talking about why energy efficiency matters- to Save the Internet!

Now… what can you do about becoming more energy efficient? In the next few weeks, Smartcool will be publishing a number of helpful handouts on energy efficiency measures for specific types of buildings.

Before we get into those details, here are some areas you can start attacking your energy bill:

Heating & Air Conditioning = 56% of residential electricity, 44% of commercial electricity

Seal and insulate your building envelope. Why would you want to pay to heat or cool the outdoors? Use weather stripping or caulking to seal up windows, doors and any other cracks in your building envelope. Check that your building is properly insulated to maintain your indoor temperature with less energy.

Adjust your temperature. In many cases, you can save a lot of energy simply by turning the thermostat down a couple degrees in the winter- or up a couple degrees in the summer.

ECO3-product-angle--compressedChoose energy efficient systems. One of the best ways you can heat and cool your building is with a heat pump. These tend to be the most energy efficient option on the market and work incredibly well for the majority of buildings that use a moderate amount of climate control (homes, small to mid-sized retail or office buildings, etc.).

Get smart. There are many smart thermostats on the market today, and you can make them even smarter by adding in one of Smartcool’s products. We work with the thermostat and the compressor in the air conditioning or heat pump system to cut energy consumption by about 15% kWh. Learn more about how our ECO3 and ESM work here.

unpluggedAppliances= 20% of residential and commercial electricity

Purchase energy efficient models. When you are making the decision to buy a new stove, a new toaster, or a new TV, choose the most energy efficient models.

Unplug unused equipment. If you are going on holiday, unplug everything! Your TV does not need to eat up your spare cash by staying plugged in with no one there to watch it. The rest of the time, unplug things when they are not in use, including phone and laptop chargers. Need help remembering to unplug?

Lighting = 10% of residential electricity, 20% of commercial electricity

Switch to CFL bulbs. These use 1/3 to 1/5 the amount of energy of a normal incandescent bulb and they last 8 to 15 times longer. So you use less energy and create less waste!cfl bulb

Install occupancy sensors. Instead of lighting up a space with no people, make sure you are only using energy when there is someone there to see it!

Switch lights off. There are plenty of timers available that can be easily added to lamps and other lighting to make sure you only leave them on for a certain period of time. Or you can put up reminders so that lights get turned off when people leave a room.

It's time we all got a lot smarter with our energy- now let's get going!

Latest Press Releases

Smartcool Signs Agreement with New Distributor Targeting Residential Markets

Vancouver, BC. August 19, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce it has signed a distribution agreement with Smartcooling LLC (Smartcooling) and received an initial order of ECO3 units. Smartcooling is a new independent distributor, formed for the specific purpose of broad...

Smartcool Provides Update of Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Vancouver, BC. August 13, 2014, Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is please to provide an update on the beta testing initiative announced on July 8, 2014, with a Florida-based food distribution firm.  The goal of this phase is to determine the impact of the Smartcool technology on compressor ...

Smartcool Enters Next Phase of Testing for Introduction to Refrigerated Transportation Sector

Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) announced today that it has received approval for beta testing of Smartcool's energy efficiency technology with a Florida-based food distribution firm. This test is the next phase in introducing Smartcool's technology to the refrigerated transportation secto...

Smartcool Drives Major Energy Savings Project for British Car Manufacturer

Vancouver, BC. June 17, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) has installed its energy efficiency products across one of the largest car manufacturing campuses in the UK, saving upwards of 525,000 kWh per year. The premier British car manufacturer is already an industry leader in sustainable bus...

Smartcool ECO3 Showcased in Rexel UK’s Energy Efficient Presentation Home

Vancouver, BC. June 4, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to have its ECO3 product featured in a presentation home designed by Rexel UK Ltd. The home is used as an education and display center on the future of sustainable buildings, and features a variety of products like Smartcool...

Smartcool Software Delivers Savings in Emerging Solution for Automated Energy Management in Small Co…

Vancouver, BC. April 8, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is actively moving into the 'internet of things', as its proprietary algorithms provide a unique tool to revolutionize the automation of energy efficiency and energy management in small commercial buildings. Since signing a Software L...

Smartcool Announces 18% Savings by New Energy Efficiency Solution for Refrigerated Transportation Ma…

Vancouver, BC. March 19, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is pleased to announce initial results of 18% energy savings from an evaluation of Smartcool's energy efficiency technology on two sea-going refrigerated containers. "This is an exciting new market that we are entering," says George...

Smartcool ECO3 Energy Savings Multiplier Uncovered by Arizona Distributor Guardian Energy Solutions

Vancouver, BC. February 26, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) has worked with independent distributor Guardian Energy Solutions since 2012 to introduce the ECO3 product to the Arizona market. In the last year, Guardian has led the way in adopting a highly successful strategy of installing th...

Smartcool Delivering Energy Demand Reduction Programs with Australian Utility Energex

Vancouver, BC. February 4, 2014. Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) is providing its energy saving software and products to the world-class energy demand reduction programs run by Energex, one of the two dominant utility companies in Queensland, Australia. Energex projects involving Smartcool in t...

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