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How to Reduce Industrial Waste in the Office

Since the rise of the industrial revolution in the 1800’s, technology and machines have advanced and developed tremendously. And it is undeniable that these advancements played a big role in the modern technology we now use and enjoy. However, the more the technologies and machineries advance, the bigger the waste it also produces, which in turn, contributes to the rising issue of energy waste and pollution.

 

Wasted energy is a big problem. It costs businesses billions of money, on top of the number 1 reason that it is extremely harmful to our environment. Most businesses tend to overlook the waste they accumulate because of the machines they use, not because they ignore it on purpose, but actually some businesses don’t know how to address this issue properly.

 

Here in the Philippines, government agencies have exerted efforts in the hopes to address this issue. Spearheaded by the Department of Energy, in collaboration with the Department of Trade and Industry, these two agencies launched The Philippine Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (PIEEP). PIEEP is a 5-year project that aims to promote sustainable energy management system and achieve energy efficiency best practices within the PH setting, with the hopes to obtain energy savings, and contribute to climate change mitigation.

 

As a company, what exactly are the things that you should do and keep in-check to make sure that the machines you are using have not become a pollutant? Let’s find out!

 

Overhaul Old and Inefficient Equipment

 

When was the last time you upgraded your equipment? If it’s been awhile, you’re probably starting to notice a few changes in your equipment like longer boot/ start time or it may start to sound noisier that it usually should. With proper care, machines can last up to 7-9 years of use, with some you just need to upgrade the system and the body is still in good condition. However, if you’ve been using a certain machine for more than a decade, there may be newer models that are much more energy-efficient, and cost-saving. Upgrading may require an up-front investment, but when you invest in the right equipment, you will be saving more earnings in the long run.

Immediately fix HVAC issues

 

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. These are any machines that provide you heating a cooling services. In an average office set up, any HVAC machine is responsible for about 40% of an office’s energy cost. The percentage increases if an office practices bad heating and cooling habits. Even simply leaving a door or window open of an air conditioned room will cost you a lot of energy costs. A good way to make sure that you are practicing good HVAC practices is to have your AC or heater calibrated. Having your HVACs calibrated assures you that it is giving the appropriate cooling that for your room. You can also set a timer so that it will adjust automatically once it reaches the desired cooling temperature.

 

Do Monthly Check-Ups

 

It’s important that you know how much energy you are consuming or how else will you know how much you are wasting? Checking up on your equipment for at least once a month can help you avoid having a hazardous environment caused by electrical inaccuracies. Re-calibrating your equipment may also help improve the equipment overtime, just make sure you know how to properly use and take cre of your products so they don’t become a harm to our environment.

 

If you need help with calibrating your equipment, you may check out Presidium.ph Corporation. Presidium is the official distributor of Fluke Industrial Corporation here in the Philippines; they are a provider of manufacture, distribution, and service of electronic test tools for biomedical equipment and networking solutions.

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