Looking for some ways to cut back on the amount of electricity you use at home or work for operating equipment, cooling, and heating? Here are some tips provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Not only will they help to preserve the environment, but they’ll also results in cost savings!
1. Take control of your office equipment
One of the simplest things you can do to save energy and money at both work and home is to power down your computer and office equipment when not in use. Keeping non-essential computers shut off when not at home or work will result in immediate savings!
2. Invest in ENERGY STAR appliances
ENERGY STAR appliances are available in sixty different product groups ranging from lighting, cooling and heating, commercial equipment and computer and office tools. Spending a little more in up-front cost will save you money every month on your utility bills!
3. Get your building ENERGY STAR approved
Did you know that buildings can also earn an ENERGY STAR-label? Be sure your building’s facilities manager is aware of this program and working on way to attain it!
4. Green Your Transportation
Some popular options can include offering incentives for using carpools, public transportation,, biking, or telecommuting. If your business uses a fleet of cars or trucks, investigate the EPA’s Green Vehicle Guide when it’s time to update for the latest in fuel efficiency.
5. Recycle, reuse, reduce
Another easy solution to implement is buy only what is needed, use what you have as long as is reasonable, and recycle as much waste material as possible.
6. Go Green Power
The EPA’s Green Power Partnership provides information on how to switch to green power sources for both your home and business use.
WasteCare Wants You to Remember: There are many tips and strategies that you can use at home and work to make small changes in both your utilities budget and the environment. Trying one or two for a month of two will show you the results!