Friday, March 5, 2010

More Green Tips

Want to make the office more Green and don't know how?

If you have read our previous entry then you’ll learn that plants are not only visually attracted but will increase air quality in the office. It’s important to be aware that the major energy users and greenhouse gas emitters both at home and in your office are lights and computers?

Cell phone chargers, TVs, DVD players, stereos, microwaves and other electronics with transformers continue to draw power, even when they’re off or not charging anything, as long as they’re plugged in. In the U.S., such “phantom electricity” emits about 12 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere a year.

Computers in sleep mode usually use less than 10% of the energy they do when they're sitting around waiting for you or hard at work. Switching them off when they’re not needed will save more than all your other actions put together.

Sources: The Los Angeles Times, and Conservation International

1 comment:

Shirlene said...

We would have our carpets cleaned by the Indianapolis carpet cleaners, and do the rest of the house cleaning ourselves. We use a lot of "green" methods in cleaning. It's easy to clean the rest of our house here in Indianapolis. Carpet cleaning? I'd leave that to the experts.

Thanks to your blog, I might have gained a new knowledge about being "green".