Turn it off & Unplug it.

 Many appliances draw power even when they are turned off. Often called "phantom loads," this energy use can be attributed to nearly 5% of the electricity used in the United States. The Department of Energy estimates that 75% of electricity used to power electronics and appliances is consumed while the products are turned off. You can avoid this energy use by simply unplugging equipment when your not using it. Especially at night. Using a power strip is an easy way to cut power to several appliances. 

Recycle. Everything.

Recycling just makes sense. Instead of throwing plastics, metals and glass in the trash or burning it up in a incinerator, we can make useful products out of them. Learn more on our resources page.

Compact Florescent Light Bulbs.

CFLs use about 75% less energy than an incandescent light bulb and last about 10 times longer. The average CFL will save about $30 dollars over its lifetime and pay for itself in about 6 months. 
Changing your light bulbs is probably the easiest, most cost effective change you can make in your business.

Use a programable thermostat.

It's estimated that installing a programmable thermostat can save you 10% on your annual heating and cooling bills. Some estimate its up to 20%. A programmable thermostat allows you to quickly and easily regulate temperature at different times. For example, you can use a programmable thermostat to raise or lower the temperature (depending on the season) of your office at night which allows you to use less energy. With a push of a button, the thermostat can then kick in the heat or AC to return you office to a comfortable temperature during office hours.

Change your temperature settings.

By decreasing your indoor temperature in the winter and increasing it in the summer, by just a few degrees, you can save up to 10% on your heating and cooling bills. Try keeping your indoor temperature at 68 degrees during the winter and 74 degrees during the summer. Lowering and raising these numbers, respectively, will save you even more.