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Office Equipment

Turn off computers, monitors, printers and copiers during non-business hours to conserve energy and reduce internal heat gain. Do not leave equipment in sleep mode overnight because it will continue to draw a small amount of power.

Ensure that the built-in power management system for your office equipment is active to save energy during periods of inactivity.

Ensure your screen saver is compatible with the computer's power management features, and that the setup allows the system to go into power saver mode.

Use laptops and notebooks. Laptop computers use 90% less energy than a desktop system.

When purchasing new office equipment, look for ENERGY STAR. The ENERGY STAR office equipment program promotes energy-efficient computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, copiers and multi-function devices that automatically power down during extended inactivity. Energy saving of 50% or more is possible.

Install plug load controllers in cubicles to control multiple loads like monitors, task lights and fans. These devices use a motion sensor that is incorporated with a plug load surge suppressor. Inactive equipment can be shut down when the cubicle is unoccupied.

Specify ENERGY STAR equipment when purchasing or negotiating a contract for new vending machines. The ENERGY STAR machines incorporate energy efficient compressors with refrigeration and lighting controls. Efficient vending equipment can save 30-50% over older equipment.

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