Flex your power!
Take a look at your home utility bill – electric and gas prices are skyrocketing! It's no different at Berkeley Lab, where increased utility costs go directly to your lab's overhead rates. That's why we ask that you make a special effort to conserve electricity in the workplace. Here are some pointers:
LIGHTS OUT: Turn off lights in any room when lights are no longer needed. Lighting accounts for 5% - 10% of
total energy use; multiplied by the number of users in PBD, the potential waste is enormous.
COMPUTERS, PHOTOCOPIERS AND PRINTERS: Turn off your desktop computer and all peripherals over weekends, as well as any office photocopiers and printers. Turn off the monitor when you leave your desk for a meeting or overnight. Monitors consume a significant portion of the energy used by PCs. Printers with automatic "power down" features can reduce electricity use by over 65 percent.
PERSONAL DRESS: Wear clothing appropriate to the season and weather – lightweight clothing in summer and warmer clothes in winter. Wear layers so you can adapt to varying conditions in your workspace and still be comfortable.
If you have other creative ideas for saving energy, share them with us! email@example.com.