Green Moves

Cosmos reduces electricity consumption in Power Smart Contest 2012

Cosmos Machinery Enterprises Limited joined the Power Smart Contest 2012 organized by Friends of the Earth (HK) and was successful in achieving energy saving by 17.55%.

During the 92-day contest period from 1 June 2012 to 31 August 2012, we were able to reduce the consumption of electricity by 17.55% (equivalent to 2,303 kWh of electricity) compared with the same period in 2011. This result exceeded the minimum saving target of 2% of electricity as required by the contest organizer.

Cosmos and its staff members adopted strategies in different responsible ways to achieve energy saving without affecting the work efficiency:
˙  switch off the idling office equipment such as computers, monitors, and printers,
˙  switch off the air-conditioners and lights of the working area during the lunch hour and after finishing work,
˙  use energy-saving fluorescent lights,
˙  put down the document feeder after using the copier,
˙  adjust the air-conditioners so that the room temperature is kept at 25.5°C or above,
˙  replace the old computer systems with new ones appropriately to reduce electrical load.

The Power Smart Contest is an annual event launched by Friends of the Earth (HK) to educate the public about Hong Kong citizens’ responsibility in addressing global climate change issues and local air pollution, and to encourage the households and private sector to establish good habits of conserving energy in their daily lives and working environment in order to reduce the environmental impact arising from wasteful use of energy.