Energy Usage

The first step is to manage the energy usage of computer monitors and desk accessories. To do this think about:

  • Turning off monitors at the end of each day or when not in use for extended periods of time.
  • Purchase a Smart strip for each desk to manage the power usage of monitors and desk accessories for you. Everything will still have to be turned off but not unplugged.

Stage 2:

Designate an Energy Owl for your office. An Energy Owl is a person in the office that monitors energy usage in the office. They would:

  • Put up reminder cards to switch off lights in empty rooms
  • Replace light bulbs in personal lamps with LED bulbs
  • Monitor computer energy usage

Stage 3:

Get everyone in the office on to office laptops. They use 80% less energy and can still be paired with monitors.