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How to Save Green by Going Green

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Banish the Phantom Power
Appliances and electronic equipment such as computers, printers, and fax machines that stay plugged in while not in use are still draining electricity, a phenomenon referred to as “phantom” or “vampire” power. To reduce energy waste and your energy bill, unplug equipment at the end of the day before you leave the office.

Set the Thermostat
To save on heating and cooling costs, set the office thermostat on a timer so you aren’t using energy to heat or cool an empty office during the night. You may also want to consider keeping it a few degrees lower in the winter and a few degrees higher in the summer – the slight difference in temperature can mean a huge savings on your utility bill.

Allow Telecommuting
If office work can be done remotely, allow employees to work from home every once in a while. This will cut down on carbon emissions and allow them to save money on gas. At the very least, encourage carpooling, bike riding (if possible), and mass transit as modes of transportation among employees.

Go Digital
Did you know that paper products fill up nearly 40% of American landfills? Or that Americans use more than 50 million tons of paper annually, which equates to the destruction of more than 850 million trees? Kicking the paper habit will not only save trees but can also mean significant savings for your office. Try implementing document scanning software which eliminates (or at least dramatically reduces) the need for paper records and can cut the cost of supplies and costly storage space.

Buy in Bulk
If possible, purchase office supplies in bulk; not only does this save you money upfront, it also reduces the amount of packaging used.

Don’t Chuck Old Electronics!
Old electronic equipment often contains chemicals and toxins that are harmful to the environment. Instead of contributing to the problem and filling up landfills, donate old computers, printers, cell phones, and other electronics. Contact your local government (city or county) about electronics recycling – most cities have programs to reduce electronic hazardous waste.