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Save Energy at the Office

Saving energy doesn’t just end with turning off a light switch at work. Electricity is consumed in all sorts of ways at an office, which makes conserving it an equally varied endeavor. If you need some help getting started, take a look below for some energy conserving tips for the office.

Sleep Mode. Computers need rest - just like you and I! Most computers have a built-in “sleep mode” feature that reduces the computer’s energy consumption when idle. Let your computer “sleep” when you’re not using it, and don’t forget to turn your computer off at the end of the day as well.

Advanced Power to Save Power. It’s true that electronics plugged into an outlet will consume energy even if the gadget itself is turned off. This is kind of energy drain is called “phantom energy.” Avoid paying the extra cost by investing in an advanced power strip. These outlets conserve energy by automatically shutting off when it detects inactivity.

Remember to Unplug. Alternatively, encourage co-workers at the office to simply unplug any devices they aren’t using to reap similar energy-efficient benefits.

Energy Audit. Hire a professional to thoroughly investigate your office’s energy consumption levels. Doing so will provide you with a personal activity report that will indicate any drastic changes that should be implemented at the office.

Lightbulb Moment! We already touched on the benefits of LED light bulbs in a previous blog post. In short, the longevity and efficiency of these bulbs allow them to last 10 times longer than regular bulbs. Considering the amount of light fixtures in any office, installing LED bulbs are sure to be a great investment.

Need assistance installing lights? Contact Butler Electric at 616.643.8287.

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