Category: Offices

Encourage employees to shut off their computers at the end of the day.

Enable the power management features that are built into the computer’s operating system. Using power-management features can reduce electricity costs by $25 to $75 a year per computer.

Choose laptops when possible. They typically use less energy than desktop computers, in some cases five times less energy.

When replacing equipment such as computers, monitors, printers, copiers and fax machines), purchase ENERGY STAR® qualified units.

Where applicable, install adjustable speed drives on fans and pumps. Adjustable speed drives can decrease energy use by over 35%.