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Summer 2018

Replace building lighting with LED lights; Improve water consumption and heating; Install compost bins.

CO2 reduced: 166,800 lbs / year

Cost savings: $16,140 / year

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Add indoor recycling bins in break rooms.

CO2 reduced: 1,449,082 lbs / year

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Reduce the number and/or weight of in-flight skymall magazines to bring down total plane weight and reduce fuel consumption.

CO2 reduced: 27.8 M lbs / year

Cost savings: $3.03 M / year

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Raise thermostat in building by 2 °F.

CO2 reduced: 32,622 lbs / year

Cost savings: $5,029 / year

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Introduce refrigerator management techniques in chemistry labs.

CO2 reduced: 927 lbs / year

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Install dishwashers in 500 restaurants.

CO2 reduced: 1,511,860 lbs / year

Cost savings: $3,562,000 / year

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Install LED lightbulbs in 12 restaurant parking lots.

CO2 reduced: 111,700 lbs / year

Cost savings: $16,100 / year

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Run a campaign with incentives to replace additional incandescent lightbulbs with LED lightbulbs.

CO2 reduced: 105,728 lbs / year

Cost savings: $4,723 / year

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Give four free LED lights to employees.

CO2 reduced: 71,734 lbs / year

Cost savings: $3,204 / year

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Replace incandescent lightbulbs with LED lightbulbs.

CO2 reduced: 12,850 lbs / year

Cost savings: $657 / year

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Spring 2018

Install a demand control ventilation system to adjust fresh air supply based on occupancy.

CO2 reduced: 443,576 lbs / year

Cost savings: $120,243 / year

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Replace incandescent lightbulbs with LED lightbulbs.

CO2 reduced: 1,845,486 lbs / year

Cost savings: $662,902 / year

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Install smart power strips in student areas to reduce energy consumption during idle times.

CO2 reduced: 92,221 lbs / year

Cost savings: $3,971 / year

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Install LED lightbulbs throughout the building.

CO2 reduced: 434,311 lbs / year

Cost savings: $65,321 / year

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Integrate one electric bus into Georgia Tech's fleet.

CO2 reduced: 98,231 lbs / year

Cost savings: $73,400 / year

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Upgrade Georgia Dept of Natural Resources vehicles with more fuel efficient or hybrid powertrain models.

CO2 reduced: 1,350,000 lbs / year

Cost savings: $21,000 / year

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Remove paper magazines from Delta flights in order to reduce weight and fuel consumption.

CO2 reduced: 27,856,144 lbs / year

Cost savings: $3,012,702 / year

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Update energy saver settings on desktop computers to enter sleep mode after one hour of inoperation to reduce phantom energy consumption.

CO2 reduced: 187,000 lbs / year

Cost savings: $273,523 / year

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Install sensors that turn lights off when rooms are not occupied.

CO2 reduced: 237,927 lbs / year

Cost savings: $11,573 / year

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Increase set temperatures on lab thermostats to prevent overcooling.

CO2 reduced: 100,317 lbs / year

Cost savings: $4,800 / year

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Remove underused beverage coolers and vending machines.

CO2 reduced: 2,623 lbs / year

Cost savings: $140 / year

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Summer 2017

Replace fluorescent bulbs in an assemby plant with LED bulbs.

CO2 reduced: 1,015,449 lbs / year

Cost savings: $44,553 / year

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Switch from Delta Air Lines to Southwest as the default option in the company's flight reservation system.

CO2 reduced: 50,000 lbs / year

Cost savings: $113,000 / year

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Equip employees with audio headsets to encourage video calls over travel.

CO2 reduced: 220,000 lbs / year

Cost savings: $105,000 / year

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Switch from an intermediate car to an economy car as the default option in the company's rental car booking system.

CO2 reduced: 100,000 lbs / year

Cost savings: $40,000 / year

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Conduct a challenge where participants give up hot water showers and retrofitted lamps.

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Conduct a challenge where participants shut the sash of fume hoods when they were not being used.

CO2 reduced: 786,722 lbs / year

Cost savings: $47,366 / year

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Upgrade to water-efficient faucets and toilets in office restrooms.

CO2 reduced: 237,000 lbs / year

Cost savings: $10,560 / year

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Add planes to a jet engine washing program so that they run more efficiently and consume less fuel.

CO2 reduced: 25,888,470 lbs / year

Cost savings: $1,578,714 / year

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Provide free seeds to encourage communities to plant pollinator-attracting plants.

CO2 reduced: 250,361 lbs / year

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Conduct a challenge where participants switch from using foam food containers in the office cafe to reusable containers.

CO2 reduced: 130,000 lbs / year

Cost savings: $17,700 / year

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Install sensors that turn lights off when rooms are not occupied.

CO2 reduced: 40,800 lbs / year

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Install programmable light switch timers in office hallways.

CO2 reduced: 349,656 lbs / year

Cost savings: $15,625 / year

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Spring 2017

Install low flow shower heads.

CO2 reduced: 8,381 lbs / year

Cost savings: $823 / year

Convert a constant air volume HVAC system to a variable air volume HVAC system.

CO2 reduced: 241,445 lbs / year

Cost savings: $9,060 / year

Replace fluorescent bulbs with LED fixtures in the basement hallways of a university building.

CO2 reduced: 30,884 lbs / year

Cost savings: $1,823 / year

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Replace natural gas water boilers with solar water boilers. Boiled water is used for washing plane engine parts.

CO2 reduced: 297,968 lbs / year

Cost savings: $14,605 / year

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Replace incandescent lightbulbs with LED lightbulbs

CO2 reduced: 125,485 lbs / year

Cost savings: $3,889 / year

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Conduct a challenge where participants give up red meat, walk or bik to work, and give up using plastic bottles.

CO2 reduced: 19,689 lbs / year

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Replace single-pane windows with double-pane ENERGY STAR windows.

CO2 reduced: 23,743 lbs / year

Cost savings: $1,088 / year

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