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Energy Conservation Tips - Office

All suggestions are from staff!

  1. Implementing and approving hardware technology that is more energy efficient; replacement of hardware that are 7 or 10 years old.
  2. Ensure all MFD and printers switch to power save mode after inactivity timeout.
  3. Work towards a policy to enforce screen blackout when not used for more than 30mins.
  4. Turn off the power bars for the cameras, etc.
  5. Shut my computer down for lunch.
  6. Turn off the PC every night.
  7. Turn off the fan if it is not too hot at work.
  8. Turn off lights in the kitchenettes.
  9. Turn off hallway lights.
  10. Turn off the kitchen/photocopy room lights at night.
  11. Turn off bathroom lights when not in use.
  12. If working late hours, instead of using the overhead lights which light the whole office, use a desk lamp to light just your office space.
  13. Dress according to the weather to ensure that you're comfortable with the temperature at work and not require heat or air conditioning to be turned up to accommodate your needs.
  14. Share the energy and electricity conservation tips and ideas with your colleagues and try to reinforce them in their daily actions.
  15. Close or tilt window blinds to block direct sunlight to reduce cooling needs during warm months.
  16. Always use the second side of paper, either by printing on both sides or using the blank side as scrap paper.
  17. To save gas: drive the speed limit, accelerate and decelerate slower, and make sure tires are pumped up.
  18. Use durable coffee mugs instead of disposable cups.

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