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Energy Conservation

Have a policy encouraging employees to unplug electronics at the end of the workday or use smartplug surge protectors


• Encourage employees to turn off non-critical computers and printers at the end of the day.

• Unplug non-critical electronics at the end of the day. In addition to computers, this can include appliances like coffee pots and toasters.

• Provide power strips in every office areas so employees can easily shut down all their electronics at one time.

• A Sample Policy and Guidance Language for an Office Powering Down Policy (page 2)

• More information about managing office plug loads


Electronics use electricity even when they aren't in use; making sure they are turned off and/or unplugged helps to conserve energy and save money on your energy bill.

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