Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Do Your Own Energy Assessment When at Work

Before bringing in an energy expert, you can do your own energy walk-through, taking note of the following things:

* Is natural lighting utilized as much as possible?

* Can incandescent lights be replaced with compact fluorescent lamps or halogen lamps?

* Is the office equipment like computers, printers, fax machines energy star rated?

* Are computers set to go to sleep?

* Are employees encouraged to turn off their computers, printers, and lights at the end of the day or if they will be gone for a few hours?

* Are outdoors windows and doors kept closed?

* Is a comfortable temperature maintained for most employees?

* Is it understood that some employees may occasionally need to don a sweater to warm up or use a fan to cool off?