Employing energy-efficient technology such as ENERGY STAR qualified products can help reduce emissions (air pollution) from power plants that produce energy. Reducing power plant emissions is important because carbon dioxide emissions are a primary cause of global climate change, sulfur dioxide is a key component of acid rain, and nitrogen oxide is responsible for smog. Likewise, driving fuel efficient vehicles can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide, ozone and particulates in the air.
Making your business more energy-efficient means you will use less energy and save money, while helping the environment at the same time! Since utilities will not need to generate as much electricity, they won't burn as much fossil fuel, which means they are releasing less pollution into the atmosphere. To find out more about estimating how much money you can save by reducing your facility's energy use, please visit the Assess Your Savings Potential page.
Air Pollution links:
- EPA: Air Pollution
- AIRNow with real time air quality reporting
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Air Pollution and Respiratory Health
- EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality