Episode 30 :: Using energy wisely - transcript
[Animated opening sequence, music and title: EECA ENERGYWISE - The Energy Spot]
We open on Jared inside a large space. From a tracking mid-shot, we see that Jared is next to a stack of over-sized jigsaw puzzle pieces - each piece is about 300mm x 300mm. Jared says:
From making toast to powering a factory, energy is part of life. Think of it like a jigsaw, it's about what we use and how we use it every day.
Jared starts putting pieces into the puzzle. A large piece showing a house is already in position. To this Jared adds pieces showing a roll of insulation, a draught-stopper by a door, a wood/pellet burner...
Starting with a warm comfortable home. Insulation traps heat in. Choosing efficient heating that's right for you and small things, like draught proofing all help.
...an open window, water drops, an extractor fan.
Damp houses are unhealthy, but there are things you can do, like using extractor fans to remove moisture, and opening windows to keep air fresh. Heat from the sun's free, so building or renovating is the time to lock in savings for years.
Jared adds a piece with a Sun symbol.
For hot water, there are simple ways to save energy, and still have all you need... when the time's right choose an efficient system.
Jared adds a tap.
For every purpose, there's lighting that looks good, saves money and uses less energy.
Jared adds: a CFL bulb, a light bulb box with ‘20 watts' on it.
When shopping, consider running costs, so you save money in the long run.
We see a group of appliances; a TV, a washing machine, a fridge, and an energy-rating label. As Jared says: ‘saves money in the long run' we move to a close up of an energy-rating label.
The energy star shows you it's one of the most efficient.
We see a close up of the Energy Star label.
How you use them matters too, so you don't use more energy than you need to.
Finally, Jared places a dishwasher in position.
Cars may look the same, but this label lets you compare fuel costs so you can save for years to come. There are things you can do to save fuel, every day.
Already in position is a large piece showing a car. We see a speedo, a car with a roof rack. A VFEL label.
Whatever business you're in, while improving your bottom line, productivity and reputation, there are many ways to cut your energy bill.
Already in position is a large piece showing a factory. Jared adds an industrial switch - a button - we see a clipboard, cogs, an EECA award, and a dollar symbol.
Putting it all together can improve our lifestyle, save lots of energy and it's worth $4 billion to us all. Everybody wins!
We fly-over and then pull up to see that all the pieces have created giant jigsaw map of New Zealand - composed of all the images we've seen. We see the final few pieces that Jared has added - to create the statement Putting it together could SAVE UP TO $4BILLION a year.
Check out our website.
[Animated ending sequence and music]
Logo: EECA ENERGYWISE - THE POWER TO CHOOSE
EECA recommends seeking professional advice where appropriate
Logo: New Zealand Government.