Energy conservation is important when it comes to protecting the environment.
It’s also good business.

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  • When it’s nice out, try opening your windows or running your fans instead of your A/C. Turn your blinds upward to block out the afternoon heat.
  • Use occupancy sensors to control lighting offices, conference rooms and individual floors while not in use. These affordable devices can reduce lighting costs by up to 40%.
  • Use an ENERGY STAR® labeled LED exit sign; it can last up to 25 years and save you almost $25 per year.
  • Replace high-use incandescent light bulbs with LEDs (light-emitting diodes). LEDs use up to 75% less electricity than incandescents.
  • Dirt can absorb as much as 50% of your lighting, so clean your fixtures regularly.
  • Open the shades and enjoy natural light on mild, sunny days.



Electronics and Equipment

  • When possible, stagger the times you start high-energy equipment, like A/Cs, heaters and large appliances, to help lower your usage and keep delivery charges in check. Learn more at
  • Turn machines off when they're not in use.
  • Choose energy-saving ENERGY STAR® products whenever possible when upgrading or purchasing new office equipment.



Utilities and More

  • Set water heater temperature to 110-120° to prevent scalds and save energy.
  • User water-saving restroom fixtures.
  • Keep exterior doors closed as much as possible.

Sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration