Wednesday, May 9, 2018

CLEAN EARTH: Lighting!

In many offices the lights burn long after employees have left the building. 

It might make for a pretty skyline, but combined with all those machines left on standby, it can double your energy bill. Lighting accounts for more than 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from commercial buildings.

That figure could be reduced by as much as 70 percent through simple measures. By eliminating inefficient and unnecessary lighting you’ll also reduce heat, reducing the cost of air conditioning. Ask your building manager to turn lights off at night or to install motion activated sensors. Take the initiative by placing reminders near light switches in the area where you work. And if you’re the last one out flick the switch.