PFB Sustainability - Sustainable Solutions
At PFB Corporation, we are concerned with the future of the planet and the effects that modern life styles may be having on climate change. PFB Corporation is committed to conducting its operations responsibly, mindful of the economic, environmental and social impacts of its operations.
For the past 10 years PFB has reported the material impacts our activity has on the environment. We tabulate and report our emissions, energy usage and waste generated. In 2013 PFB established a Sustainability Committee with members from all areas and specialties within our company.
The Committee’s mandate is to work with our management group and employees to facilitate continuous improvement of our sustainability performance. Our focus continues to be on improving our performance through a process of continuous improvement.
As the seasons change and your family migrates indoors for the winter, a lot of energy can be wasted to keep your home comfortable. Between 40 and 70% of all home energy is wasted, but we could save about half of that by buying efficient appliances and taking energy-saving measures.
The 10 Biggest Energy Users
- Water heaters
- Air conditioners
- Clothes washers
- Clothes dryers
- Portable heaters
1. Cover your air conditioner: If you can’t remove your window unit, consider covering it both inside and out. Besides protecting your air-conditioning unit, these covers also help keep cold air from entering your home through the space around the air-conditioner and can be a great way to lower utility bills.
Caulk it: Small spaces and gaps around windows and pipes and wires entering the home create create energy wasting drafts that can cut the efficiency of your heating system. Most caulking products cost under $10; rope caulk, one of the easiest types to apply, sells for about $4 for 40 or 50 feet.
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