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Saving electricity at your workplace or office not only improves your bottom line and helps you reduce your operating costs it also helps you significantly reduce your carbon footprint and enhances your corporate image as a responsible business that cares for the environment.
In order to save electricity at your workplace [read how to use less electricity at home] you’ll need to inculcate a sense of responsibility among your employees because it has to be a concerted effort. Every one of your employees needs to work in harmony and needs to understand why it is so important to use less electricity without affecting performance.
Benefits of using less electricity at your workplace or office
- You’ll reduce power expenses
- You’ll increase efficiency and productivity
- You’ll create responsible citizens
- You’ll enhance your corporate image
- The planet will be much healthier for your kinds and loved ones
- You may get tax exemptions and other benefits
How to use less electricity at your workplace
- Begin by educating your employees. An average employee working at your office, unfortunately, is not very aware of using less resources and conserving resent resources. People think saving electricity and thinking about the environment is the job of the government and other non-profit organizations. It should be communicated to them that it’s the job, and responsibility of every citizen, to consume less resources and help save the environment. Encourage them to come with new ideas on how to save electricity at the workplace.
- Use electricity only when needed. Make sure electric bulbs and other appliances are switched off when they’re not needed. People have this habit of leaving the light bulbs, fans, Ac’s and thermostats on even when there is nobody in the room. You can use security and monitoring cameras to reward and penalize people to make them more sensitive about taking these small but highly significant steps.
- Use daylight as much as possible. You can create your office interiors in such a manner that they can leverage the natural sunlight instead of using electricity. Use bigger glass windows and create ceilings that let the natural light come in. Natural light enhances productivity. Encourage your employees to complete as much work as possible under natural light.
- Optimize the use of your appliances. If you use heating or cooling make sure your insulation is well-maintained and your appliances don’t have to work extra hard to keep the interiors warm or cool. Activate the energy-saving settings of your operating systems so that your PCs and laptops go into hibernation or suspension when not in use for long. There are many software alternatives that are less taxing for your CPU. You can switch off the machines that are not going to be used for a few hours or a few days.
- Use cubicles instead of rooms. Cubicles can share light sources and heating or cooling equipments. For rooms, every room has to have its own lighting system, cooling and heating.
- Use solar energy. Solar energy can be used to generate power for many things like having warm water, lighting various workplace sections and charging mobile and handheld devices.
Have you been pioneering the energy-saving drive at your workplace or office? Please share your experience in the comments section.