White House Energy Efficiency

White House Energy Efficiency

Have you ever wondered how energy-efficient the White House is?

With 132 rooms, our nation’s White House has always struggled with energy efficiency, especially since some energy-savings steps are unable to be implemented due to security reasons. However, despite these limitations, many presidents have made efforts to improve the environmental performance of the White House. In 1979, Jimmy Carter installed solar water heaters on the roof. George W. Bush oversaw a solar water-heating system, in addition to solar photovoltaic panels, low-flush toilets, energy-efficient lighting and better insulation.

In addition to those improvements, the White House has considered making an even further commitment to the environment by implementing some of these changes below:

1.    Ban bottled water.

2.    Compost.

3.    Plant more trees.

4.    Replace light bulbs with LEDs.

5.    Generate energy with solar panels, wind turbines or geothermal systems.

We’ll have to wait and see if these updates ever get made to the White House, but in the meantime, why not implement them in your own home?

No matter how big or small the effort, make sure to make an impact this President’s Day. By enrolling in PaperFREE, you can make a difference today that will have a lasting impact forever.

 

Source:Zielinski, S. (2009, March 02). Energy Efficiency at the White House. Retrieved December 13, 2017, from https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/energy-efficiency-at-the-white-house-55948885/

 

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