In this tough economy, businesses can lower utility bills and help the environment by encouraging employees to use the new ENERGY STAR @ work online tool — an animated office cube with pop-up bubbles that include easy suggestions to save energy at work.
To take a tour of ENERGY STAR @ work, go to: www.energystar.gov/work.
With the average American worker spending almost 8 hours a day at their place of employment, the workplace offers a unique opportunity for people to make a significant impact in the fight against global warming. Many employees want to bring environmentalism to work to improve the planet, and ENERGY STAR @ work offers a great place to start.
Here are a few easy tips from the ENERGY STAR @ work tool that employees can use to save energy at the office.
Give It a RestUse the ENERGY STAR power management settings on your computer and monitor so they go into power save mode when not in use.
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Unplug ItUnplug electronics such as cell phones and laptops once they are charged.
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Light Up Your Work LifeReplace the light bulb in your desk lamp with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb.
Cut the Clutter and Let It FlowKeep air vents clear of paper, files, and office supplies.
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Team UpHave fun, save money and generate team spirit by creating a "green team" at your business.
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Make your business ENERGY STAR-qualifiedSet a goal to make your building an ENERGY STAR qualified building.
The ENERGY STAR Web site also has information on taking the ENERGY STAR Challenge to reduce energy use http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=challenge.bus_challenge, and an email tip card to pass along to friends, family and coworkers.
For more information, visit: energystar.gov/work.