Skip the button and pull the door

January 13, 2010

Automatic door openers are in buildings everywhere these days, helping provide access to people with mobility challenges.  But their popularity has led to an unintended side effect: many people with no mobility issues have gotten into the comfortable habit of pressing the button too.

Automatic openers use electricity, and they often hold exterior doors open long enough for a lot of heat to escape.

So to save a bit of electricity and heat, why not leave automatic door openers for those who really need them, and , if you can, open doors the old-fashioned way.

In the News

What are the TOP 10 environmental moments of the past decade?  Here they are, according to CNN.  The last two sentences of number 8 will likely surprise you. http://edition.cnn.com/2009/TECH/science/12/17/environmental.decade.top.ten/

Who – or what – came out on top in Copenhagen last month, and who – or what – lost out?  http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com/magazine/article/915898

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