BLUER is developing resources to help business owners and operations /
office managers. Below you will find information we hope will help you.
Here are things you can do to reduce your emissions from your building
or office. Many of these actions will also help your business save
money, which is a true win-win!
At the Office
Replace a regular incandescent light bulb with a compact fluorescent light bulb
Move your thermostat down 2° in winter and up 2° in summer
Clean or replace filters on your furnace and air conditioner
Install a programmable thermostat
Turn off electronic devices you’re not using
Unplug electronics from the wall when you’re not using them
Be sure you’re recycling
Insulate / weatherize your building
Buy recycled-paper products
Get an energy audit
Switch to green power
Business on the Go
When commuting, reduce the number of miles you drive by walking, biking, carpooling, or taking mass transit wherever possible
Start a carpool with your coworkers
Keep your vehicle tuned up
Check your tires weekly to make sure they’re properly inflated
When it is time for a new vehicle, choose one that is more fuel efficient
Try car sharing
Try telecommuting from home
To read more about the source for these lists, and to read additional information about each “green” suggestion (above), access another resource on what you can do.
Check out PECO Wind Power for Businesses to see if it may be of use for your business.