Energy savings "Top 10"

The following simple no-cost/low-cost energy savings tips are recommended as the starting point for your energy conservation efforts at your office or shop.

  1. Turn off lights and equipment when not in use.
  2. Use available sunlight to illuminate your work spaces.
  3. Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps.
  4. Install LED (light-emitting diode) "EXIT" signs.
  5. Install occupancy sensors to automatically turn off lights.
  6. Control direct sunlight through windows with screens or film.
  7. Regularly change HVAC filters.
  8. Tune-up your HVAC units (clean and check refrigerant charge).
  9. Install programmable thermostats.
  10. Purchase ENERGY STAR office equipment.

Employee involvement

  • Educate and encourage employees to be energy-conscious and to offer ideas about how energy can be saved. Employee buy-in and involvement can make or break your company's efforts to conserve energy.
  • Designate a "responsible party" to be responsible for and to promote good energy practices for the organization and/or facility.  Working with managment, this party can facilitate energy savings and ideas to optimize energy use so that overhead and operating costs are minimized.