On individual level you can help your companies save a lot of $ollars by simply adhering to the following set of instructions. My instructions are mainly on the basis of lowering the electricity consumption at individual levels. Also these guidelines may be more relevant to the Big IT companies.
Use Stairs Instead of Lifts
Lifts consume a great amount of electricity. Simply using stairs instead of lifts, you can save company thousands of watts per annum which in turn is quite a great amount of $ollars.
Avoid Using Paper Napkins
If you use paper napkins in toilets, stop using these. It will save quite a lot to the company. Indirectly you will be helping environment as well, because lots of trees are cut to make paper.
Avoid hands Dryers
Avoid using hand dryers. These also consume a good amount of electricity. Avoiding the use of hands dryers saves electricity. Who knows, if a lot of people do it, they will be helping to avoid power-cuts, especially in countries like India. Ultimately the power used to run these equipments also comes from somewhere.
Avoid Paper/Plastic Glasses
Avoid using paper glasses to take tea or coffee. Instead use other cups. This requires some efforts, but its not an impossible deal.
Turn-off Monitors While Going Away
Turn-off monitors while you are away from your computer. It helps save power, especially for those companies which are still having CRT (big monitors) instead of TFT monitors.
Switch-off Those Extra Lights/Equipments On Weekends
It also helps to save lots of watts normally at weekends. It does not make sense turning-on all lights in big office while you only 3-4 persons or so may be working during week-ends. Similarly printers, scanners etc. can also be put off during weekends.
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