無痛生活節電小手冊 Easy Energy Saving Handbook
Begin a painless energy saving life
When you think of saving energy, do you think it means no air-conditioning in 38 degree weather; living on the 10th floor, but taking the stairs, or living a monastic life of suffering?
Conserving energy and reducing you carbon footprint does not have to mean losing life’s conveniences, but it’s not just about turning off the lights when you leave a room either! In this little handbook, the Homemakers United Foundation will share with you some tips from our community energy education courses: the most practical and painless methods of conserving energy and reducing carbon footprints in your everyday life.
Why should I have to conserve energy?
Isn’t industrial energy consumption a bigger problem? Why should an average person like me have to conserve energy? Well, the answer lies in the concept of peak energy use. Peak energy use refers to the “mountain peaks” in the rising and falling slopes shown in the chart below, and residential and commercial use account for more than half of total peak energy usage (51.63%).
This is also why we most often see energy shortage warnings during the day in the summer. Because Taiwan produces nearly none of its own energy, when faced with the problem of peak energy use shortages, we must come up with ways of developing new sources of energy.
What can this handbook tell me?
Aside from debating the pros and cons of “Using XX to generate energy,” we will also describe what we can do together to reduce peak energy use. Because really, conserving energy is the most painless form of energy production.
This handbook will give you tips on how you can painlessly conserve energy and reduce your carbon footprint through a few small changes. In this hand book, you will learn how to cook a feast efficiently and quickly without producing fumes; how to reduce the time it takes to find things in your refrigerator; how to use plants or other heat blocking materials to help lower the temperature in your home. Finally, this handbook will also clear up some of the misconceptions many people have about energy conservation, and introduce some useful energy conservation devices.
We hope that this handbook can help you begin a new lifestyle of stress-free energy conservation.
編輯顧問 Consulting Editor/ 蕭新煌
總編輯Chief Editor/ 吳心萍
執行編輯 Executive Editor/ 周于萱
翻譯 Translator/ 蔡雪青
美編 Graphic Designer/ 廖宣雅
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