10 Ways to Save

Top 10 Steps for Energy Savings in the Office

Turn Off Icon 1. TURN OFF THE LIGHTS. Turn off lights if natural daylight is sufficient and when you leave at the end of the day.

 

  Blinds Icon2. FIND THE RIGHT BALANCE FOR BLINDS. Make use of your blinds to let light in, but on the hottest days when light is direct, and when you’re out, close them to avoid heat build up.

 

Thermostat Icon 3. KEEP CLIMATE UNDER CONTROL. Keep your temperature system on a moderate, energy-preferred setting (75 or higher in summer and 68 or lower in winter). 

 

Unplug Icon 4. TURN OFF MONITORS AND APPLIANCES! Even if it's for a short time, it still saves more energy to turn it off.

 

Switch off icon 5. UNPLUG IT! Electronics can burn energy even when off! So unplug phone chargers, coffee makers and radios when not in use. Power strips help you unplug all appliances with a single switch.

  

Windows Icon 6. WATCH YOUR WINDOWS. When the AC is on, keep windows closed. Report windows that don’t shut properly.

 

Green Stairs 7. TAKE THE STAIRS. Elevators consume electricity, but you don’t! Use the stairs as often as possible.

  

Hand Icon 8. OPEN DOORS BY HAND. Using the handicap access buttons wastes energy by keeping the doors open, and wears out the buttons for those who need them.

 

CFL ICON9. SWITCH TO CFL OR LED BULBS. If you use a desk lamp, replace the bulbs with CFLs. They last 10 times longer and use 75% less energy than standard incandescent light bulbs.

 

Engage Icon 1 10. ENGAGE FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION. Remind a colleague, tell a friend! Get involved in our community commitment to sustainability.