Energy efficiency goes beyond your home and into your daily life — work, play, worship, etc. We all use energy to get to our activities and to provide what we need when we get there.
Purchasing Energy Star equipment and lighting can save businesses, non-profits and residents money by cutting energy use by up to 30%.
Vehicle fuel economy can be improved by keeping engines tuned up, keeping tires properly inflated, and avoiding rapid acceleration and braking. Carpools and public transportation are even better.
Howard County government is taking a hard look at its own operations and finding ways to save energy. Howard County has had success phasing in hybrid vehicles and diesel-electric hybrid buses. These vehicles are reducing fuel use. Howard County has also converted many traffic lights on County roads to LED lights. These lights use 60% less energy than before. Other County facility project include LEED buildings and the installation of solar panels.
Please visit the Howard County Efficiency Projects page to find out more about what Howard County government is doing to monitor and save energy.
To learn more about the ways in which you, your workplace, or organization can be more energy efficient, visit the links below: