Sustainable Energy-Efficiency Solutions for Australia’s Buildings

Smoke emissions from nuclear plant contributing to climate change

According to World Bank, Australia’s carbon emission climbed to 16.3% in 2013. It’s almost twice that of 1960. Although these emissions are not the be all, it is the biggest factor.

Climate change doesn’t only change weather patterns. It affects everyone’s way of living. As the corals die in the Great Barrier Reef, surrounding islands can lose their jobs. Livable atolls can vanish. It worsens incidence of famine and water shortage.

As businesses, it is part of your responsibility to protect the environment. You can begin with these two energy-efficiency solutions that drive carbon emissions down:

1. Sunscreens

A visor-wearing building reduces electricity use during summer and winter. During summer, when the heat is intense, sunscreens can diffuse light. In other words, they prevent most of the heat from entering the building. During winter, sunscreens work in the same manner — and more. It can also help reduce the heat loss inside the building, retaining its warmth for long periods.

CVS Equipment noted that building sunscreens come in different designs. They are easy to integrate into the building’s layout. Stainless steel ones may also include solar panels.

2. LED Lighting

Shifting from fluorescent to incandescent can benefit the building in many ways. First, it reduces exposure to mercury found in fluorescent. When it comes to shelf life, LEDs last longer. It is also energy efficient as it converts 95% of power to light, reducing heat waste.

LED lighting these days is available in different colours. New technology also makes it more appealing. This lighting, though, is better used in recessed corners and office floors. This is because light tends to focus in a specific direction.

Working toward being energy efficient can be easy, quick, and affordable. These solutions are practical and are aesthetically appealing they can add more allure to your infrastructure.

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Denise Smith
As a dedicated IT specialist for a leading US company, Denise knows her way around the industry. She spends most of her time reading up on the latest news about IT.