Making an Impact at Work

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Making an Impact at Work

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, commercial and industrial facilities account for half 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. These same buildings and facilities are also the largest emitters in the country – accounting for nearly half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

For many companies, reducing emissions benefits both the environment and the bottom line. Not only will more efficient machines and operating systems save your employer money in lower energy bills, but the switch can also make you a more productive employee. Many companies have found that taking steps to reduce energy use – like giving employees control of their lighting, heating, and cooling – can increase productivity and decrease absenteeism. Plenty of opportunities to save energy and enhance your workplace experience exist. From reusing your favorite coffee mug to setting your equipment to power save mode – every step will make a difference in reducing your carbon footprint at work.

Business and home offices use a significant amount of electricity for heating and cooling, lighting and operating equipment – in fact, 70% of office building energy consumption is electricity. Read More

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More than 25% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation sources, including emissions generated by employees traveling for office-related business and commuting to and from their jobs. Read More