Increasing the efficiency of your office equipment means making better use of what is already in use and replacing older, inefficient models with modern alternatives for better performance. "Equipment" refers to all office basics such as computers, monitors, server printers and photocopiers, as well as kitchen items such as fridges, microwaves, kettles and more.
Computers and office equipment such as printers, photocopiers and fax machines can typically contribute between 30 and 55 per cent of tenant energy use. Companies need to consider not just purchase price, but day-to-day running costs when evaluating purchase options. With the rapid rate of development in equipment, efficiency of most items has at least doubled in the last ten years. Choosing or leasing the right machines for your office will have significant impacts on your energy use and costs.
The steps to take for equipment energy savings are:
All these activities can form part of an overall Energy Action Planning process which tackles a range of tasks including behaviour change programs and technology upgrades.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can account for up to 65% of an office's energy use. Get an introduction to greening your office ICT including practical actions and start the conversation with your ICT department to find out how your organisation can work together to achieve greater energy and cost savings.
How much energy are your computers and office equipment using? What effect does all that equipment have on your office cooling bill? What’s happening to all your old equipment? And how green are the data centres your business depends upon?
This free Green ICT ebook aims to help clear up some of these questions and provide some simple solutions to make sure your ICT is running as efficiently as possible.
Hear from one City of Sydney green champion about how she approached the challenge of going paper-free in the office including useful apps and other resources.
An overview of measuring energy cost and allocate carbon emissions by Schneider Electric. It is both easy and inexpensive for any data center to get started regardless of size or age.
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