Ways to Reduce your Carbon Footprint: Office Buildings

By shakir_williams on 04/09/2018

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Measure. Plan. Analyze

reduce Co2 emissionsThe first step to lowering your carbon footprint in the office is to run an energy audit. The audit will tell you exactly how much CO2 is emitted annually, based on your electricity, water, gas, lighting, and waste consumption. This is a great start to implementing greener practices in the office.

 

Time for an Upgrade

Energy Star LED light bulbJust by switching to LED lights, in the building, you can start seeing changes in your energy consumption. Energy Star rated appliances, additionally, are designed for maximum energy efficiency and will cut away at your energy bill. You can also install occupancy sensors to control your lighting during the day. The lights will automatically shut off when the room is empty and come on when it senses a presence. Am I eligible for the Georgia Power lighting rebate?

 

 

 

 

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

recycling binsStart recycling in your office and encourage everyone to the do the same. Place bins in the break room; one for paper, one for plastic, and one for glass. You can even recycle or donate any old appliances or electronics. 

 

 

 
 

 

Turn it Off

turn off light switchMake sure everything is turned off at the end of day. Turn off the lights. Lighting takes up a large portion of your monthly utility bill, so just by turning off the lights when they’re not being used, you can save money and energy in the long run.

Start encouraging your employees and co-workers to become more environmentally friendly. Set a good example by making small changes and encouraging others to the same. Together we can all make a huge difference!

 

“The future is green energy, sustainability, and renewable energy.”

~Arnold Schwarzeneggaer~

 

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