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Energy efficient home window replacement is a major project. One that can add beauty, reduce heating and cooling costs. Make sure you choose the right contractor. This video will give you great tips.
TD Bank uses IBM WebSphere Portal as its primary solution for operational procedures and human resources. Solution Architect for TD Bank, Randy Blast, discusses how WebSphere Portal enables the organization to be more efficient and effective by creating a differentiated employee experience, allowing employees to quickly find subject matter experts, and shorten response times with WebSphere Portal. RANDY: Randy Bast. I'm a Solutions Architect at Toronto-Dominion Bank. I'm located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Toronto-Dominion Bank head office is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. We offer a full set of banking services, insurance, brokerage services, and wholesale banking.
TD Bank is the sixth largest bank in North America. We have about 72,000 employees, with 50,000 of those located in Canada. Of those, about 25,000 people are in our Canadian branches that use WebSphere Portal on a regular basis. The overall Toronto-Dominion Bank is a full-service bank. We offer insurance products, banking products, brokerage products, and are a wholesale bank, a totally full-service financial institution.
At Toronto-Dominion Bank, we're using the Portal primarily as a vehicle to present static content that has the procedures and operational guidelines for branch and call center staff. It also contains the human resources type of information. In total there are about 22 Portal sites that different lines of businesses have put out there to provide information to their employees about how to do their jobs that is published and updated on a regular basis by the lines of business.
Well, the benefit of them hopefully is that we are actually serving back the actual responses fairly quickly. We have a guideline in the branch that we like to have response time back in under two seconds, and the Portal is actually capable of doing that across our vast North American network. Therefore, that's actually fairly good, quick response service, and high availability are the main things we're getting out of the Portal.
From an HR perspective, the HR site is on the Portal. You get your basic HR information and types of services. There's a link provided on the HR site to HR services that are tied into our PeopleSoft application, so it's a link that you pop over to the HR services. But primarily most of your information about what services are offered and what benefits are available on the Portal.
Well, the benefit to the employee is that we're starting to see more and more people actually going to the site to find their information. We've got a lot bigger uptake in the past number of years of the site utilization. And the benefit that we're starting to see through Portal versus doing a standard web development is the ability. And the main reason why we went to Portal is the ability to start targeting and focusing information to the actual employee and being able to differentiate the experience, what they actually see on the page, and from both a secure perspective and from knowing who you are perspective, which in standard web development technology it's possible, but it's not as easy and as capable as it is through using a Portal.
At Toronto-Dominion Bank, Lotus knows our Portal.
Efficient Energy Saving Home Strategies - People today are looking to keep more of their money in their pocket, so what efficient energy saving home strategies will reduce your energy bills today? A few simple changes made in your home can result in saving money on your energy bills.
Failure to apply some energy saving home strategies cost people money everyday in their homes. A hot water heater set above 60 degrees centigrade or 140 degrees Fahrenheit will use more energy and water than if it is set lower. When the water heater is set above 60 degrees cold water will have to be added before it can be at a temperature to use.
Just a quick glance around your house can reveal energy efficiencies just waiting to be put in place. When you were growing up, you were probably told countless times to turn the lights off when you leave an unoccupied room. How often are the lights left on in rooms in your house and nobody is there? This is one of the quickest ways to reduce your energy bill. Homes today, and I am sure yours as well, are full of electronic equipment and gadgets. These pieces of equipment should not be left own.
Even in the standby status energy is being used in a certain amount. Leaving equipment in standby rather than turning if off can be as much as 5-10 percent of your energy cost. A microwave not in use but left plugged in still uses energy. When the microwave is not in use unplug it from the power source. If you are concerned about not having access to the clock on the microwave, be smart purchase a battery operated clock for use instead. Almost every home has at least one computer, there area several strategies to save energy cost including simply turning it off. Just because your computer has a great standby feature doesn't mean you have to use it and the extra energy it takes. You will also add life to your monitor by turning it off.
In fact let your monitor work for you by setting the blank screen to automatically turn it off when there has been no use. With this strategy alone you could save between fifty to one-hundred dollars annually on your energy bill. Dimming your monitor screen brightness is another strategy to save power cost for your computer. In addition you will decrease the time your laptop uses up battery time. Purchase a new LCD monitor to replace your old CRT monitor that is not energy efficient. The savings with the new monitor can be substantial with savings of 66 percent.
Energy saving strategies are waiting in your laundry room. If you have a top loading washer, when it needs to be replaced, do so with a front loading washer. The front loading models offer energy and water efficiencies. Hang your clothes on a clothes line for drying rather than placing them in the dryer. It is wonderful for your clothes and requires only natural source of energy that is free.
These efficient energy saving home strategies can make a difference in your home today. You will enjoy substantial savings on your energy expenses while making your world a much better place to live in.
John Sanhill is a Home Energy enthusiast and author. He spends his time teaching others how to save money by reducing their energy consumption. His latest book, "Eco Home Energy Savings" is available at
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Go to *******www.lisboncouncil**** for more. The 2010 Eco-Innovation Summit convened under the timely theme of Europe 2020: Resource Efficiency as a Driver of Sustainable Growth and Jobs. Taking place just two days before the spring European Council which will lay the foundation for EU strategy in the coming decade, Janez Potočnik, European commissioner for the environment, delivered The 2010 Jean Jacques Rousseau Lecture and used the occasion to make a compelling call to make resource efficiency one of its cornerstones. His speech on Resource Efficiency as a Driver of Sustainable Growth and Jobs made the case for a new environmental contract and argued for the development of new indicators to measure progress and performance on resource efficiency. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Sometimes I think we are so focused on Efficiency that we're costing our customers. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Chevy Cruze Eco takes on Hybrids at The New York Auto Show
At this year's New York Auto Show, green rules. And with the unveiling of several new fuel efficient cars that are easy on the pocket, you don't have to be Leo DiCaprio to be eco-friendly.
Without using costly hybrid technology, Chevrolet debuted green-worthy competition to the reigning Kings of fuel economy. GM showed-off its 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, which powered by an Ecotec turbocharged engine, gets an estimated 40 miles per gallon. Designed with better aerodynamics and advanced technologies, the Cruze Eco has hybrid-like efficiency without the price tag.
Automation in search of efficiency is no substitute for 1:1 attention. Don't leave your customers craving that personal touch a competitor will reach out and touch them and youll be left behind! Distributed by Tubemogul.
David Mohler reveals all about efficient IT management, to watch the full interview log on to Meet the Boss TV *******bit.ly/ccshiS
Mohler was one of the first Chief Technology Officers in the utility industry. He is also one of the most vocal. In 2007, David took a tough line with his vendors. He said: if you don't publish your standards, we dont purchase. Three years on, has that approach paid off? And how is he using customer engagement to drive the development and application of technologies in support of Duke Energys strategic objectives.
In this interview, you will find out:
How to manage your crucial vendor/purchaser relationships
Using consumer models to drive revenue growth
Career principles for CIOs
Beauty & Efficiency - DO you use your heart or your mind?
Teaching efficient driving habits to optimize fuel economy.
Experts discuss how flexible smart grid technology is a better path for efficient, cheap, clean and reliable electricity solution for the future.
Cathy Zoi, DOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, joins Clean Skies News to discuss the future of renewable energy and how speed and scale in energy efficiency can help us reach regulatory goals.
Honorable Jimena Bronfman, Vice Minister of Energy for Chile speaks about her administration's efforts to promoting energy efficiency to her country. Awarded the Alliance to Save Energy EEGlobal Leadership award, Bronfman discusses the importance of promoting energy efficiency within Chile and what the next steps are toward becoming a more energy efficient country.