Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Reduce your workplace electric consumption

Blog action day got me thinking about saving energy.
I already wrote about how I try to reduce my effect on the environment at home, but what about work?
  • Do you turn off the lights in your office when you leave?

  • Do you turn off air condition?

  • What about your computer?

Each of these actions can save money over time, but more important - reduce the pollution caused by power plants.

A study done in 2002 in the U.S. showed that applying "green" technologies to the workplace can save up to 40 terawatt-hours.
Another thing to avoid is setting the air condition to a constant temperature mode instead of heating/cooling - it means the system never stops working.

So turn off the lights and the air condition when you leave work, it's easy.

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