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Energy Efficiency Saves The Environment and Your Money

If you need reasons to go green besides the most glaring reason: saving the environment, we have one that you will definitely not ignore: saving money!

Yes, it is true that going green saves everyone because it makes you efficient. At the workplace (and the house) the easiest way to help the environment and to save money in the process is energy efficiency. When you start paying attention to the amount of electricity you use per day, you will notice that you are wasting a lot of it. Cutting corners and being smart about it will reduce your energy bill and help the environment at the same time. We have a few extremely simple but reliable techniques that you could use to save energy in the office.

Lighting

It has been found that rooms in the office are lit even when they are not in use. People either do not care or are too lazy to bother about turning the lights off while leaving the room. To remedy that, you may make it a strict rule for everyone working at the office to turn the lights and fans off when not in use. As an additional measure you may also install motion sensors. These sensors will detect zero activity and shut down automatically. Another thing to keep in mind is to always use energy efficient bulbs and tube lights so that you save money even while using the bulbs. Avoid incandescent bulbs.

Paper

You may think paper shouldn’t come in the list of energy efficiency tips but you should know that it takes a lot of energy to make paper. Right from cutting down the trees to shipping them to making paper out of the pulp requires high amounts of energy. Thus, upon reducing the use of paper you will directly or indirectly save copious quantities of energy. Printers that allow double-sided printing are among the best choices for paper saving. You also have the choice of going paperless in this technologically advanced world. Use email and PDFs so that you minimize the use of paper completely.

Temperature

When it is too cold or too hot you have to adjust settings of the heater and/or the AC but when it is not too cold or hot, you don’t need to bother at all. Also, you don’t need to heat or cool the office when there’s no one. There are businesses that run the thermostat even when there is no one present in the office. Avoid this and you’ll save energy easily. Programmable thermostats will also come handy because they’ll let you program the temperature so that you don’t overuse your thermostat.

In three simple and realistic ways you can save energy on a daily basis, contributing to the welfare of the environment while helping you save a lot of money.

Entrepreneurial Learning

Energy efficiency is mandatory today. In order to do your bit for the environment you should take a few measures at the workplace to save the environment. These include using less paper, using a programmable thermostat, and taking care of the lighting.

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