Energy Saving Tips for Office

We had talked about Energy Saving Tips for Home. And now we are going to talk about Office.

If you’re a business man or having your own office, then you should really pay your attention in this topic. 😉

In this topic we are paying attention in the following parts:

  • Lighting
  • Air Conditioner
  • Office Equipment

Lighting

  1. Make use of daylight whenever possible to reduce lighting costs as office hour is usually day time, so the daylight is highly available.
  2. Cut down the number of lamps in areas with ample daylight.
  3. Keep all windos, lights and light fittings clean to maintain optimum lighting performance.
  4. Replace the incandescent lamps or tungsten halogen “spotlight” lamps with compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) as we talked yesterday in home.
  5. Install occupancy sensors to turn off lights automatically in public areas such as corridors, toilets, pantry etc.
  6. Do not switch on the light when it’s not in use like in meeting room.
  7. Switch off the light during lunch time.

Air Conditioner

  1. Turn off the air conditioner office right after use.
  2. Do not turn on the air conditioner in meeting room when it’s not in use.
  3. Lower windows blinds or curtains to reduce direct sunlight.
  4. Dress lightly to minimize the use of air conditioner.
  5. Clean dustfilers and fan coil units regularly for good ventilation.
  6. Set the air conditioner temperature not too low. 20-25’c is optimum in Malaysia.
  7. Adjust the fan speed according to needs rather than lowering the temperature setting to cater for increased cooling demand.
  8. If necessary, use fans to increase air circulation.

Office Equipment

  1. Switch off photocopiers and printers after office hours.
  2. Follow the maintenance schedules of the appliances.
  3. Photocopy in batch as it can minimize energy consumption due to less frequent starting.
  4. Use ‘Print Preview’ function to check the layout and style prior to printing.
  5. Adjust the margins and font size of documents in printer in order to optimize use of paper.
  6. Divert calls to one or two units after office hours and turn off the remaining units if there are many fax machines.
  7. Switch off the computers after office hours.
  8. Switch off the computers whenever they are not in use for an hour or more to reduce power consumption.
  9. Use power management features of computers to set them to sleep mode if they must be left on when not in use.
  10. Avoid using screen savers as they don’t save any energy.
  11. Enable the hibernation mode setting.
  12. Reduce brightness level of the screen to the lowest comfortable leve.
  13. Unplug all equipment chargers and adapters when they are not in use.
  14. Avoid workers to use the office plug to re-charge their own mobile phones, PDA devices or music players.

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