Empower apartment residents to hang their laundry to dry
Many strata and co-op buildings prohibit drying laundry on balconies or outside. Hanging to dry uses far less energy than using a dryer. Pass a by-law: prohibit the prohibition!
Falls under occupant engagement in energy conservation
also this is something really really easy to do and it would save so much!! please please consider this!
i totally agree with this idea. it is a huge energy pull!! big waste. my building won't let me have my drying rack on my balcony and the other day i had it out there for a moment while i was washing my floors and got a complaint!
i don't want to waste the energy and it also prolongs the life of my clothes.
the premiere of ontario lifted the ban there...
Save consumers $30 a year as dryer use would be reduced by 25 per cent
Cut greenhouse gas emissions, as five dryers produces about the same amount of emissions as an average-sized car
Reduce demand on the power grid, as dryers use about 900 kilowatt hours of electricity a year.
in other countries people don't even have dryers! and they don't want them.
Naoko Ellis commented
by providing free out door clothes racks/lines for decks. BC Hydro was doing this for the residence of Victoria. Why not in Vancouver?