• Use natural light whenever possible and turn off any unnecessary lights
  • Adjust blinds and window coverings on windows that receive direct sunlight
  • If using air conditioning, close windows and doors
  • Turn off office equipment at night and over weekends when not in use
  • Plug chargers, computer monitors and other personal electronics into a smart strip to prevent phantom power draw
  • Install programmable thermostats and keep the air set to 78 degrees F or higher and the heat setting to 68 degrees F or lower
  • Install a locked cover over the thermostat to prevent employees from changing the settings and to maintain a steady temperature
  • Encourage janitorial services personnel to clean one floor at a time, lighting each floor as needed
  • Perform routine and regular maintenance on mechanical equipment and buildings (i.e. inspect and patch leaks, clean or replace air filters, check fan belts, lubricate motors, pumps and fans, clean condenser coils and ensure refrigeration seals are tight)
  • Replace T12 fluorescent lamps with new LED tube technology, which consume much less electricity
  • Use LED (light emitting diode) exit signs and other LED lighting and signage. 
  • Invest in energy-efficient equipment or appliances. Choose ENERGY STAR qualified products when upgraded or replacing. These products meet federal standards for energy efficiency and are typically comparably priced