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Reduce the Office Water Usage
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Below are a few ideas on ways to reduce water usage in your office / workplace 

Invest in water using appliances that have a five or six star rating.  Different water efficiency standard exist around the world, one such example is the Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards Scheme (WELS) used in Australia.

Use dishwashers only when they are fully loaded and on the economy cycle.

Replace single flush toilets with dual flush systems. Large water savings can be made with this simple conversion.

Install high star rating urinals, waterless urinals or sensor flush control urinals.

Install low flow aerating restrictors on water taps. This will reduce the amount of water running down the drain

Savings in office
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Saturday, 06 June 2009 08:15
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1. Put occupancy sensors if possible, so that lights will be ON only if somebody is in the area and if no sufficient light is there.

2. Use Duplex printing type copying/ printing machine. Use both sides of paper. If print is wasted for any reason, use its other side for rough work

3. Make sure that computer is switched off when leaving the desk for more than 15 minute.

Energy Saving Ideas for the Office
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Below are some simple by effective ideas to help reduce the impact your office is having on the environment. 

Replace traditional incandescent light bulbs with CFL (compact fluorescent lights). In addition to reducing the lighting bill by up to 75% they also produce less heat than traditional light globes (so you have the added bonus of saving on cooling costs in the warmer months).

Switch off all non essential lights off after hours.

Switch off lights in areas such as the stationary or store rooms that are not occupied (look at investing in timer / motion light switches)

Use natural ventilation and fans where possible.

If air conditioning is used, make sure all windows and doors (where applicable) are closed in order to reduce the loss of heated or cooled air.

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