Energy conservation is now a way of life for many in this region. At Power Home Remodeling Group, we have embraced the green movement not only because it is essential to our planet, but also because the energy efficient products we sell and the techniques we employ at our organization have helped to save our customers tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Take a look at some statistics that make the case for energy efficiency.
- Total dollars Power Home Remodeling Group projected to save homeowners in 2010: $14,100,000
- Average savings per home: $1,500
- Number of homes served by Power Home Remodeling Group: 9400
- Average KwH used by a home in the Northeast US: 10,000
Money saved since 1992
* The statistics displayed on this website are based on average kwh and money saved in Power Home Remodeling Group customer homes. The same averages may not apply to your home. Please contact a Power Home Remodeling Group representative for more information.
Did you know?
- The garbage in a landfill stays for a for about 30 years.
- In 1995 over 200 of the world landfills were full.
- Each person throws away approximately four pounds of garbage every day.
- One bus carries as many people as 40 cars!
- More than 1/3 of all energy is used by people at home
- Most families throw away about 88 pounds of plastic every year
- We each use about 12,000 gallons of water every year
- 1/3 of all water is used to flush the toilet.
- The 500 million automobiles on earth burn an average of 2 gallons of fuel a day.
- Each gallon of fuel releases 20 pounds of carbon dioxide into the air.
- Approximately 5 million tons of oil produced in the world each ear ends up in the ocean.
- The energy we save when we recycle one glass bottle is enough to light a traditional light bulb for four hours
- For every 2000 pounds of paper (1 ton) recycled, we save 7,000 gallons of water free from chemicals.
- Recycled paper requires 64% less energy than making paper from virgin wood pulp, and can save many trees
- Every ton of paper that is recycled saves 17 trees
- The amount of wood and paper we throw away is enough to heat 50 million homes for 20 years
- Earth is 2/3 water. but all the fresh water streams only represent one hundredth of one percent.
- 14 billion pounds of trash is dumped into the ocean every year
- It takes 90% less energy to recycle aluminum cans than to make new ones
- 5 billion aluminum cans are used each year
- 84 percent of all household waste can be recycled.
- Computers pose an environmental threat because much of the material that makes them up is hazardous. A typical monitor contains 4-5 pounds of lead.
- Each year billions of used batteries are thrown away in the United States. This constitutes 88% of the mercury and 54% of the cadmium deposited into our landfills
- Approximately only 10 percent of every landfill can be cleaned up.
- Ivory comes from dead elephants, its best not to buy it.
- Fur coats often come from endangered animals, it’s best not to buy them.
- One gallon of motor oil can contaminate up to 2 million gallons of water. so dispose of properly!
- Here is an example of the water we use everyday:
- 3-7 gallons for toilet,
- 25-30 gallons for tub,
- 50-70 gallons for a 10 minute shower,
- 1 washing machine load uses 25-40 gallons,
- 1 dishwasher load uses 9-12 gallons
- Here is an example of how long it takes some things take to break down:
- plastics take 500 years,
- aluminum cans take 500 years,
- organic materials, take 6 months,
- cotton, rags, paper take 6 months.
Did You Know?
Did you know that the typical U.S. family spends about $1,900 a year on home utility bills? Unfortunately, a large portion of that energy is wasted. And each year, electricity generated by fossil fuels for a single home puts more carbon dioxide into the air than two average cars. And as for the road, transportation accounts for 67% of all U.S. oil consumption. The good news is that there is a lot you can do to save energy and money at home and in your car. Start making small changes today (see sidebar). To cut your energy use up to 25%, see the Long-Term Savings Tips throughout this booklet.
Did You Know?
If every American home replaced just one light with an ENERGY STAR light, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, about $700 million in annual energy costs, and prevent 9 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to the emissions of about 800,000 cars.
Did you know?
- A typical PC left on all the time produces 0.8 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
- A laser printer operating without a standby facility will use $24 of electrical energy per year. If left on at night, weekends or during holidays, this increases to $120 per year.
- Switching off vending machines at nights and weekends reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 1 ton annually per machine.
- An increase of only 1 degree Celsius in a room’s temperature will increase a heating bill by 6-10%.
- A photocopier left on over night uses enough energy to make 5,300 photocopies.
- Envirofacts Warehouse provides users with direct access to environmental information contained in various EPA databases including hazardous waste, Superfund information, toxic releases, facility information, risk management plans, grants/funding, water permits, and drinking water contaminant occurrence.
- Enviromapper allows users to map various types of environmental information including hazardous waste, water discharge permits, toxic and air releases, watersheds, and Superfund sites. Enviromapper can also be used to spatially view environmental statistics, profiles, and trends.
- Environmental Benefits Calculator NERC’s Environmental Benefits Calculator is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive tool of its kind in the United States. It is usable by any state, region, county, town, institution, school and business in the United States. Among the Calculator’s unique features are the environmental benefits of computer recycling and reuse calculator, an energy savings comparison chart, and an emissions savings comparison chart.