Behavior Change: More Energy Efficiency in the Office

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Behavior Change: More Energy Efficiency in the Office

  1. 1. Behavior Change:More Energy Efficiency in the Office By: Shelly Shinevar
  2. 2. Why go green?There are some very good reasons for making your office an energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable work environment.
  3. 3. Some benefits to being eco-conscious: It is a social responsibility. It gives staff a sense of environmental pride & importance. It can reduce energy, paper & water consumption. It makes good business sense. It improves corporate image.
  4. 4. Did you know? More than ___% of the world’s largest 500 companies are now addressing global climate change in their corporate reporting. Research has shown that businesses who demonstrate to staff their personal environmental savings are ___% more productive.
  5. 5. Of the total energy consumed in offices: About 50% is used for air conditioning 20% is for office equipment 20% is for lighting
  6. 6. Energy Saving Tips for equipment: Turn off your monitor if you will be away more than 30 minutes. Check to be sure equipment if off when you leave for the day. Think before you print. Use double-sided printing and print in batches to save energy. Long-term: Use an energy efficient computer or a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen.
  7. 7. Energy Savings Tips for lighting: Use natural light whenever possible. Replace incandescent bulbs with fluorescent bulbs or LEDs to reduce energy use. Switch all lighting off after hours.
  8. 8. Energy Savings Tips for HVAC: Use natural ventilation and fans when possible. Set air conditioner systems to a minimum of 24 degree Centigrade. Close all windows & doors while air conditioners are in use. Switch off heating and cooling after hours.
  9. 9. Train Your Employees
  10. 10. Trivia Answers The End

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