Simple Ways to Increase Sustainability at Work
This month's tip is: Eliminate Screen Savers and Power Down!
Screen savers can suck a surprising amount of energy. Solution? Create an office policy that does away with screen savers. For an even better solution, set your office monitors to shut off after a certain length of time.
Once you have your monitor policies in place, consider adopting a power down plan. Anything that can be set to automatically turned off at the end of the work day should be set accordingly. Also, you should encourage employees not to leave unnecessary electronics plugged in (e.g. phone chargers). Electronics, when plugged in, even if not in use, pull what is called phantom energy from the grid. Phantom energy wastes energy and money.
SAVE ENERGY. SAVE MONEY. POWER DOWN.