Energy saving tips
Using less energy is good for the bottom line and great for the environment.
Save energy and reduce bills with these key energy saving tips
Switch off at the end of the day
Ensure photocopiers, computers, printers and other equipment are switched off at night, weekends and during holidays.
And remember, printer and photocopier 'powersave' modes often save little energy. As a bonus, the equipment is likely to last much longer.
Buy only energy-saving equipment
The often higher cost of an energy saving appliance is eventually recouped with lower running costs over the life of the appliance.
Gather a team
Set up and empower a staff committee to devise and help implement energy saving ideas, such as encourage staff to turn off lights and equipment when not in use.
Work on laptops
Laptops are far more efficient than desktop computers, typically consuming less than half the energy.
Upgrade your monitors
LCD monitors have greater energy efficiency than the older cathode-ray tubes monitors.
Opt for a small screen
The smaller your monitor, the better. The larger your screen, the greater its energy consumption.
Automate a power-down
Set all monitors to automatically turn off after 10 minutes of inactivity. Screensavers do not save energy.
Too much light?
Remove tubes from fluorescent fittings if there’s more light than needed.
Take the efficient option
Use low-energy lights, especially in areas where the lights are on over long periods.
Invest in timers, movement detectors and light level sensors.
Establish a 'switch off' campaign
Encourage staff to turn off lights and equipment when not in use.
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