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Businesses in Sacramento, Calif., and the surrounding area planned several strategies to deal with energy shortages last summer, according to the Sacramento Business Journal, including the following:From Pure Power, Fall 2001.

09/01/2001


Businesses in Sacramento, Calif., and the surrounding area planned several strategies to deal with energy shortages last summer, according to the Sacramento Business Journal, including the following:

  • Farmers were planning to sacrifice some fields. Power usage by farmers and food-storage warehouses surges during the harvest.

 

  • An apartment building landlord was turning down the temperature on the hot water supplied to tenants, to cut boiler energy use.

 

  • Office landlords were revising language in leases concerning power use. They were also looking to install backup generators in parking lots, reducing the amount of space available to tenant employees.

 

  • Businesses were cutting energy use. Intel, for example, cut lighting use in half from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day, and cut back on parking lot lighting. NEC Electronics shut off lights in the company gym.

 

  • A fitness and racquet club operator with 10 clubs in the Sacramento area reduced pool temperatures and only uses the cold-water wash cycle for cleaning towels.

  • A supermarket chain cut overhead lighting energy use by one-third by simply removing selected lamps.

 

  • A variety of business adopted energy-conservation strategies such as light timers and sensors.

From Pure Power, Fall 2001.





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