At Work Facts

47% percent of passengers on U.S. domestic flights are traveling for business. World Resources Institute

Commercial and industrial facilities account for 50% of all energy consumption in the U.S. at a cost of over $200 billion per year- more than any other sector of the economy. ENERGY STAR

In 2006, telecommuting reduced national gasoline consumption by approximately 840 million gallons. Consumer Electronics Association

In 2006, US residents, businesses, and institutions produced more than 251 million tons of MSW, which is approximately 4.6 pounds of waste per person per day. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Lighting consumes 40% of electricity in commercial buildings and is accountable for another 10% for the cost of cooling the heat it produces. Cool Companies

Over 11 billion kWh, equivalent to $935 million, would be saved if the 55 million office computers in the U.S. used Energy Star power management controls- the same effect of taking 1.5 million cars off the road! New American Dream

Productivity increases of up to 40% have been reported through telework programs.
Green Living Ideas

The average person drives about 3,000 miles to and from work every year. Not driving just one day a week can reduce your CO2 emissions by about 8 pounds per week. Green Choices 

Using motion and occupancy sensors can cut energy use by 10%. Alliance For Climate Protection’s We Can Solve It