Workplace Green Tips for Employees from EPA. The places where we work, shop, play, and learn account for nearly half the nation’s energy use. Learn how you can make many of the same green choices at work as you make at home to save energy and fight global warming.
Give It a Rest. Use the ENERGY STAR power management settings on your computer and monitor so they go into power save mode when not in use. Also use a power strip as a central “turn off” point when you are using equipment to completely disconnect the power supply.
Unplug It. Unplug electronics such as cell phones and laptops once they are charged. Adapters plugged into outlets use energy even if they are not charging.
Light Up Your Work Life. Replace the light bulb in your desk lamp with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb. It will last up to 10 times longer and use about 75 percent less energy. Turn off the lights when you leave, especially at the end of the day.
Let It Flow. Keep air vents clear of paper, files, and office supplies. It takes as much as 25 percent more energy to pump air into the workspace if the vents are blocked.