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  • Upgrade store and refrigeration case lighting to reduce energy use by up to 75 per cent.

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  • Upgrade common area washing machines. Front-loading ENERGY STAR® certified washers use up to 50 per cent less energy and up to 45 per cent less water.
     

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  • Turn off idle equipment. A copier left on all day and night costs more than $150 a year in wasted electricity.

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  • Place tent cards and decals in guest rooms with energy-saving tips for guests.

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  • Upgrade to energy-efficient lighting. Where possible, switch to T-8 tubes or LED lighting to reduce electricity costs. 

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  • Consider switching to suite metering. With unit owners paying only for what they use in their suite, this means more predictable energy costs. Learn more about making the switch.

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  • Shut exterior and bay doors to keep the cool air in and electricity costs down.

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  • For supermarkets with bakeries, shift baking and other electricity-heavy work to nights and early in the morning when electricity rates are lowest.

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  • Seal air leaks. Regularly maintain and replace caulking and weatherstripping around windows and doors.

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