Post Content

Hannah BrunelleHannah Brunelle

Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)

View Hannah's Bio

Be an energy champion in your workplace! Making small adjustments and implementing change in your office can save energy while cutting down on bills. 

Lighting: Replace traditional light bulbs with higher efficiency lighting. Reduce lighting near natural light sources and  install motion detectors to automatically switch off power in empty office spaces and low traffic areas. Fact: ENERGY STAR® qualified CFLs use 75% less energy to produce the same amount of light as incandescent light bulbs and will last up to 10 times longer (masssave.com) Check out this video for more information about CFL's  and how to choose the right lighting for your needs. 

 

Printing: Set your printer default to double-sided, black and white printing. Limit the use of printing to necessary jobs. A machine that combines multiple functions like scanning, printing and faxing will use less energy than separate machines. (energystar.gov)

Operations: Limit the hours that buildings are lit and climate controlled during the business week and on the weekends. Ask office cleaners and security to check for devices left on overnight and kitchen/break room appliances. Implement energy and environment education for staff training.

Computer Monitors: Install energy-saving LCD monitors and avoid using a screensaver when the computer is inactive. Instead, let the monitor switch to sleep mode or turn it off completely. Fact: Even when turned off, computers continue to draw a small amount of electricity. This standby or “phantom” power load can range from a few watts to as much as 40 watts for each piece of equipment. A great solution is to use a power strip for your computer and all supporting equipment. When turned off, a power strip will disconnect the power supply from the power source, completely eliminating standby electricity use. (energystar.gov)

For more energy tips and helpful advice for energy efficiency in your office and at home, visit massave.com

Written By:

Recent Posts

Celebrating Earth Month with State Facilities posted on May 26

Celebrating Earth Month with State Facilities

It has been a very busy spring at state facilities across the Bay State in recognition of Earth Day. This is a collection of many of the energy and environmental-themed events across state government and public higher-education that occurred around Earth Day 2017: At Massasoit   …Continue Reading Celebrating Earth Month with State Facilities

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $450,000 for Woodstove Rebate Program posted on Apr 28

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $450,000 for Woodstove Rebate Program

WORCESTER – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $450,000 in funding for the 2017 Commonwealth Woodstove Change-out Program, which provides rebates to homeowners who replace older, inefficient woodstoves with cleaner, EPA-certified wood and pellet stove models that use less fuel and reduce energy costs. The announcement   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $450,000 for Woodstove Rebate Program

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Affordable Access to Clean and Efficient Energy Programs posted on Apr 25

Programs Follow Release of Inter-Secretariat Working Group Report BOSTON – April 20, 2017 – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a suite of six new programs aimed at increasing affordable access to clean energy and energy efficiency programs. The programs build upon the efforts of the   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Affordable Access to Clean and Efficient Energy Programs