Top Ten ways to green your office:
Energy Star- Computer/Monitor Power Management
ENERGY STAR Power Management features — standard in Windows and Macintosh operating systems — place inactive monitors and computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power sleep mode. A simple touch of the mouse or keyboard “wakes” the computer and monitor in seconds. Studies estimate that $25 to $75 per desktop PC can be saved annually through Power Management.
Save Money- Switch off your PC!
This article on energy efficient computing by the Sustainable Business Network makes the financial and environmental case for turning off your computer at night and when you are not using it for several hours.
Green Seal provides assistance in purchasing, operations, and facilities management through product evaluations and recommendations, guidance manuals, certification, and special projects.
New American Dream Institutional Purchasing Program
The Center for a New American Dream’s Institutional Purchasing Program helps institutions incorporate environmental and human health considerations into their purchasing decisions. The Institutional Purchasing Program promotes environmentally preferable purchasing through its outreach, trainings and presentations, conference calls, web site, and media and communications efforts.
The Pennsylvania Green Building Operations and Maintenance Manual
This guide is designed to reduce the health and environmental impacts resulting from the cleaning, landscaping and maintenance of the Commonwealth’s buildings.