Being a partner with EPA in the ENERGY STAR program, empowering employees to help make their facilities and manufacturing processes more energy-efficient.
$179 million | 20 trillion Btu
3 billion lbs. CO2
Did you know that the energy used by a building to support just one office worker for a day causes over two times more greenhouse gas emissions than that person's drive to and from work? Take a look at the ideas below to save energy at work and help fight climate change.
LOOK FOR THE STAR. It's not just your TV or refrigerator that can earn EPA�s ENERGY STAR, but so can the buildings where we work, shop, play and learn. Buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR meet strict energy performance levels, help save money and protect our environment. Find out if the building where you work has earned EPA�s ENERGY STAR.
TAKE A TOUR. Explore EPA's animated office and learn how you can save energy and fight climate change right at your desk.
GIVE IT A REST. Use the ENERGY STAR power management settings on your computer and monitor so they go into save mode when not in use. Also use a power strip as a central �turn off� point to completely disconnect equipment from the power supply.
UNPLUG IT. Unplug electronics such as cell phones and laptops once they are charged. Adapters plugged into outlets use energy even if they are not charging.
LIGHT UP YOUR WORKLIFE. Replace the light bulb in your desk lamp with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, which will last up to 10 times longer and use 75 percent less energy. Turn off the lights when you leave, especially at the end of the day.
LET IT FLOW. Keep air vents clear of paper, files, and office supplies. It takes as much as 25 percent more energy to pump air into the workspace if vents are blocked.
TEAM UP. Create a Green Team (22KB) with your co-workers and help build support for energy efficiency in your workplace.
TALK TO THE BOSS. Encourage your employer to join ENERGY STAR as a partner and use EPA's online tools to help measure your building�s energy use and make it more energy-efficient. ENERGY STAR can help organizations save as much as 30 percent in energy costs and protect the environment.