In recognition of the 4th annual National Energy Efficiency Day (EE Day) on Oct. 2, Delaware County joined regional and national organizations, businesses, utilities, universities, and individuals in promoting energy efficiency.
Energy efficiency is the most cost-effective, quickest, and cleanest way to meet energy needs and reduce utility bills for residential, business, and industrial customers. Energy efficiency is also good for the economy and responsible for a U.S. workforce of more than 2.3 million, ranging from professional services to manufacturing and construction jobs.
Delaware County passed a resolution declaring October 2, 2019, as Energy Efficiency Day, encouraging residents, businesses, and organizations to commit to taking actions this month and in the future to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions.
Delaware County formed the USE (Utilities, Supplies and Energy) Committee in April 2019 to identify opportunities to reduce the amount of utilities, supplies and/or energy that County employees use in their jobs each day and enable employees to reduce their environmental footprint, create savings in the County budget and make their jobs easier and more efficient. Delaware County actively seeks out opportunities to encourage and implement energy efficiency throughout the county.
“Together, employees and the residents of Delaware County can continue to contribute to our sustainability efforts by learning more about energy efficiency and practicing smarter energy use in their daily lives,” said Councilman Kevin Madden and USE Committee member.
Residents can conserve energy, which saves money and reduces our carbon footprint by using energy-efficient lighting, updating and maintaining HVAC systems, installing “smart thermostats,” using a power strip for electronics, unplugging devices when not in use and choosing ENERGY STAR® products.
More information on conserving energy can be found here: www.delcopa.gov/recycle/pdf/UseLessEnergy.pdf
More information about National Energy Efficiency Day can be found here: www.energyefficiencyday.org