week 9 Mitigation Strategies and Solutions

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1 Mitigation Strategies and Solutions John Sherrow SCI 275 Saturday, March 05, 2011 Instructor: JOANNA GRESS Mitigation Strategies and Solutions Energy conservation refers to efforts made to reduce energy consumption. Energy conservation can be achieved through increased efficient energy use , in conjunction with decreased energy consumption and/or reduced consumption from conventional energy sources. Energy conservation can result in increased financial capital , environmental quality, national security , personal security , and human comfort . Individuals and organizations that are direct
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2 consumers of energy choose to conserve energy to reduce energy costs and promote economic security . Industrial and commercial users can increase energy use efficiency to maximize profit . The United States is currently the largest single consumer of energy. The U.S. Department of Energy categorizes national energy use in four broad sectors: transportation, residential, commercial, and industrial. Energy usage in transportation and residential sectors, about half of U.S. energy consumption, is largely controlled by individual consumers . Commercial and industrial energy expenditures are determined by businesses entities and other facility managers. National energy policy has a significant effect on energy usage across all four sectors, and its strengthening is part of the 2010 Presidential-Congressional legislative debate. The use of telecommuting by major corporations is a significant opportunity to conserve energy, as many Americans now work in service jobs that enable them to work from home instead of commuting to work each day. Electric motors consume more than 60% of all electrical
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