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Danish Embassy green solution a success

Nov. 20, 2011 - 19:46 By Korea Herald
It has been a little over a year since the Danish Embassy launched their in-house program to improve energy efficiency at the chancery.

As a result, the embassy spent 43 percent less energy than a year earlier.

“In fact, the result of our efforts during this past year has by far exceeded our expectations as our initial goal was to reduce our energy consumption by 10 percent,” said Danish Ambassador Peter Lysholt Hansen.

The reduced energy consumption is a result of the green code of conduct encouraging staff to turn off lights, air conditioner units and computer screens when not necessary.

In addition, the embassy has replaced all lights within the chancery with LED lights, installed double-glazed windows and switched to hand-dryer machines to reduce the use of paper towels.

“The numbers speak for themselves ― all our efforts have paid off,” he said.