Commit to Conserve Campaign During Energy Awareness Month

The Jefferson Parish Housing Program joins HUD in recognizing October as Energy Awareness Month and the theme for this year is “Commit to Conserve.”

Currently, utility costs make up approximately 24 percent of the operating expenditures for Public Housing Authorities alone. With the current state of fuel prices, projected winter heating costs accompanied by our Nation’s economic conditions, each of us, Public and Indian Housing Authorities, residents, and all Americans should commit to do our part. United as a HUD family, we can make a difference.

The Commit to Conserve Campaign allows us to do just that. Conservation efforts start with the individual. The following is a partial list of simple, everyday conservation measures we can all easily commit to:

  1.  Turn off the lights when leaving the room
  2.  Use microwave ovens to cook small meals
  3.  Take shorter showers
  4.  Maintain and repair leaking air conditioning and refrigeration systems
  5.  Change light bulbs from inefficient incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)
  6.  Change furnace filter every thirty days
  7.  Use the short wash cycle on dishwashers and clothes washers
  8.  Use cold water when washing clothes

More conservation tips can be found at http://www.energy.gov/energysavingtips.htm and on this website in the Energy Efficiency section.

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