• Toolkit Leader's Presentation (2.8MB)
• Office Editable Flyer (6.63MB)
• Industrial Editable Flyer (6.03MB)
By working together, you and your colleagues can make a big difference. Use this toolkit to encourage employees to “bring their green to work” to save energy, save money, and help fight climate change. With this toolkit, you can:
Best of all, you do not need to be an expert to host this educational session! We’ve designed it as a way for non-experts to share tips and advice with other non-experts! This is a fun, non-intimidating way to get all your employees engaged in saving energy at work.
Managing energy use is good business because it strengthens the bottom line and positions your company as an environmental leader. By improving financial performance and embracing corporate social responsibility, superior energy practices can give you a critical competitive edge.
MYTH: Buildings don’t have a lot to do with climate change.
FACT: The energy used by commercial and industrial buildings is responsible for nearly half of our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
FACT: The buildings where we work spend about $200 billion on electricity and natural gas each year.
FACT: The energy we use during a typical day at work causes, on average, more than twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as driving to and from work.
MYTH: Buildings need to use all that energy. Energy reduction would require big sacrifices.
FACT: On average, office buildings waste 30% of the energy they use, and simple changes can save a lot.
MYTH: There is very little that employees can do to make their workplaces more energy efficient.
FACT: Reducing energy use can be as simple as turning off lights when we leave a room, enabling power management features on our computers, and making sure we shut down equipment when the workplace is empty—easy steps that everyone can take.
MYTH: We don’t have the time or money to focus on energy efficiency right now.
FACT: Saving energy might be the easiest way we can help our workplace reduce operating costs—and improve the bottom line. Companies and organizations that are leaders in energy efficiency use about 30 percent less energy than their competitors. No wonder nearly one-third of Fortune 500 companies have made a commitment to energy efficiency by becoming ENERGY STAR® partners! ENERGY STAR labeled office buildings cost, on average, $0.54 less per square foot to operate than similar buildings.