1. Computers are the Culprits:
Even in standby or hibernate modes computers use energy. To reduce energy consumption by 60 to 70%, set your computer to sleep mode when not in use.
Green Fact: Almost two-thirds of the energy used by a computer is for the monitor, so turn it off when not in use.
2. Disconnect to Stop the Drain:
Laptop and mobile phone charger draw energy (up to 95%) when they are plugged in even if they are not attached to the device, so disconnect chargers when not in use.
Green Fact: Switching off cell phones while charging uses half the power.
3. Lose the Paper Trail
Print with discretion; use soft copies whenever, wherever possible. Install a duplex printer (which can print on both sides), to halve paper consumption and reduce energy consumption by almost 25%. Designate a recycle bin for used paper.
Green Fact: Fax-modems allow document to be sent directly from a computer without requiring a printed hard copy.
4. Go Light on the Lighting
Lighting constitutes 29% of office energy costs, so turn off lights whenever possible to lower bills and energy. Install sensor activated lights especially in seldom or periodically used areas.
Green Fact: Energy saver light bulbs can save up to 50% on lighting costs and energy.
5. Recycle, Refill & Reuse
Opt for refillable printer cartridges and stationery made from recycled materials.
Green Fact: Avoid using paper and Styrofoam cutlery and crockery; use reusable ones.
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