Energy Saving Tips in the Workplace

by Kaitlin Krull for Most of us know how to take steps to save energy at home by cutting down on electricity, heating, and water usage. However, keeping our energy use to a minimum at the workplace is just as important. At Modernize, we understand the need to lead an environmentally conscious life both in and out of the home without sacrificing functionality. If you have the power to change the way your workplace’s energy is consumed, here are a few tips to get you started. Temperature Control Maintaining the temperature in your workplace is often harder than it seems. The struggle to keep equipment at the right temperature while making all your employees happy can be difficult at the best of times, and nearly impossible at others. Consider installing a smart thermostat system such as Nest in your workplace (an automated device that reads, monitors, and remotely controls your environment’s temperature) to save yourself daily trouble. In the meantime, f…
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Sustainability Pays: IBM Saves Money by Conserving Energy

From Environmental Leader IBM CR Report: Energy Conservation Cuts Energy Costs by $26.8M IBM’s energy conservation program saved the company $26.8 million and prevented more than 142,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions in 2009, according to the company’s 2009 Corporate Responsibility Report. IBM’s report provides an overview of four key areas: energy conservation and climate protection, process stewardship, product stewardship and supply chain management. Here are the highlights. In 2009, IBM’s energy conservation initiatives delivered savings equal to 5.4 percent of its total energy use, which exceeded the corporate goal of 3.5 percent. These projects saved more than 246,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity and more than 410,000 million BTUs of fuel oil, cutting nearly $27 million in energy costs. IBM has saved 5.1 billion kWh of electricity, which also prevented 3.4 million metric tons of CO2 emissions between 1990 and 2009. As part of its effort, IBM is le…
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