By making your office more energy efficient, you will save money and make your company greener. It doesn’t have to be difficult to make your office more energy efficient either. Here are some tips to help you do it.
Upgrade Old Appliances
Old appliances are always less efficient than modern ones. So, if you haven’t upgraded your appliances for a long time, now could be the best time to do it. The latest office appliances are designed to conserve energy and use it wisely. The electronics industry has made major developments in this area recently. But this was not as much of a concern years ago. When it comes to buying new office appliances, make sure you buy Star-qualified products. These are the most efficient appliances.
Change Your Lighting
Changing the lighting arrangements in your office might help you to save some electricity as well. You can hire a commercial electrician to install Clipsal LED lights if you want to save energy. Compare all the lighting and bulb options. When you do this, you will probably find out that there is a more energy efficient option than your current arrangement. This is a smart move to make because every office uses its lights every day of the week. So, by making the change, you will save a lot of energy.
Use Power Save Mode on Electronics
Most modern computer appliances have a power save mode that can be activated. This puts the computer on standby or sleep mode when it has been idle for a certain amount of time. You should definitely activate this setting on your office computers if you want to save some energy. A lot of energy can be saved by doing this, but many people don’t realise the impact that is can have. Up to 70% of the energy used by a computer can be saved by doing this.
Generate Some of Your Own Electricity
If you really want to go green, then why not generate some of your own electricity? It could be the best move you ever make. By installing a small wind turbine or solar panel on the roof of your office, you can provide some of the energy that can power your office. You don’t need to generate all the power you need. But by generating a small percentage of it, you will still cut your commercial energy bills quite dramatically. It’s something to think about because it might be easier than you think.
Shut Everything Down at Night
When you leave the office at night, you should make sure that everything is shut down. Some offices leave the computers on overnight. But this can be a big mistake from an energy efficiency point of view. Those computers will use up a lot of energy during the night, even if they’re left on standby or sleep mode. So, don’t be tempted to leave them on. It might save people a bit of time when they arrive at the office in the morning. But it’s not worth it in the long-term.
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