Wondering where or how to get started in making your workplace more energy efficient and sustainable? Here are a few simple ways you can save energy in the workplace and bring positive changes to your working environment:
- Switch off artificial lights and use natural light
Artificial lights consume power – natural light is free. So, limit the use of artificial lighting to the dark areas in the workplace that are out of the sun’s reach.
If not in use, switch off the lights at meeting rooms, pantry, reception, corridors, or stairs. If there’s nobody in the room for more than a couple of seconds – kill the lights.
- Choose energy efficient light bulbs
Less energy spent means less money wasted on electricity bills. If your workplace does not get enough natural light during the daytime, you can opt for low wattage lights.
You can also replace existing bulbs with CFL or LED lights. They consume less power and last for longer periods of time.
- Choose laptops over desktops
Laptops typically consume less energy compared to desktops, so keep this in mind when buying your workplace equipment. Opt for laptops whenever possible.
- Use hibernation feature on all computers
Advise everyone to put their computers in hibernation mode if they take a break or go to a meeting. This applies to any situation when an employee won’t be using it for a long period of time.
The hibernation feature in computers allows users to save existing work as it is and continue working at the exact same point upon return. Employees can set their computers to go into the hibernation mode when they are inactive for several minutes.
- Use energy saving features of all devices
Make sure that your employees are aware of the energy-saving features of appliances and other electronics like the printers, microwaves, and air conditioners.
Most of the modern devices have these options and they are usually very easy to use. In most cases, it is a matter of pressing a button or adjusting a setting feature. Advise everyone to use these features to help cut energy costs.
- Upgrade all outdated equipment
Old electrical equipment that is no longer working at their maximum efficiency could only draw unnecessary power, costing you more money. It’s best to replace your old office appliances with new certified energy efficient ones.
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