DON'T BE STUCK UP
Always turn off the lights when you leave a room.
Lights use more electricity than you think. One 60W bulb uses more electricity than the average computer! Always turn them off when not in use.
HIT THE STRIP
Make unplugging easy by using a power strip.
Many electronics still use electricity when plugged in, even when they are powered off. These "vampire devices" are responsible for wasting an estimated $3 billion a year in the United States. That’s enough energy to power the entire country of Italy for a year!
If you are required to have remote access to your work computer from home, conserve as much as you can by making sure your monitor is turned off when you leave the office. Please check with your I.T. Local Support Provider (LSP) to coordinate overnight updates.
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR (AND WINDOWS)
Shutting doors and windows reduces unnecessary heating and cooling for your building and is a major factor to energy conservation.
SWITCH TO CFLs
Refuse to use inefficient incandescents.
CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) bulbs use about 75% less energy and last up to ten times longer.
LAYER FOR THE WEATHER
Adjust your wardrobe instead of the thermostat.
Rather than cranking up the air conditioner or radiator, control moderate temperature changes with your clothes. Add or subtract a layer in buildings or spaces that tend to be slightly cooler or warmer than average.