The Brent Going Green Challenge is just that...... A challenge
And like any good and rewarding challenge.... it should be challenging in some way.
As mentioned in a previous blog we have already overcome a few hurdles:
1. Signing up to the challenge
2. Getting our equipment working...
3. Maintaining an interest!
just when you thought it was safe to access the internet and surf the world of sustainability I’d like to ensure we don’t get complacent and start thinking the job is done. No there is still some way to go yet and this is where we really need to start pushing on.
By now we should all have a pretty good idea of how much electrical energy we consume each day, week, month.
concern is, with most of summer behind us and autumn on the horizon, and children at home on school holidays, along with some of us spending more time at home and eating more hot food as the cooler weather sets in........ It’s becoming more important that we look at how and where we use energy as consumption can easily creep up on us.
say this with conviction as I have recently been relegated out of the top ten energy savers on the Brent Going Green Challenge list.
there has been some very good performances over the past few weeks such as the seemingly erratic yet effective changes shown by the top 5 although P0048 seems to have some purpose to energy saving, and the consistency (which I once had) shown by P001a and P098.
Have you all been on holiday or is this project working?
Our overall usage suggests there is some purpose to our behaviour as the general trend appears to be a downward one.
My challenge then is to work towards two targets:
To get my energy consumption back down close to a level (in the region of 4kWh – others will vary) that suggest I have achieved something over these months - by the end of August
2. And regain my consistency in the same time period so I can have a more even line like P001a & P098!
I can do this I can achieve my wider goals by contributing to the overall energy reduction of the project and reduce my energy costs and CO2 emissions.