If you're like me and many others, you probably spend more time at work then you do consciously at home. You, like myself, may find yourself sitting at a desk using a computer, printing documents from the printer, a copier, or using your cell phone. Maybe it's break time, so you make your way down the hall to the break room, grab lunch from the fridge, microwave, and grab a cup of joe. You probably don’t give much thought to the energy you’re using at work because it’s a must for a productive day.
We live in a world that depends on electronics and appliances. However, constant use of these tools can be costly and contribute to greenhouse gases. Whether you are responsible for an office or an entire store, there are things you can start now that will save energy. For example, encourage staff to power down their workstations at the end of the day, program the thermostat to only run during business hours, and turn off lights or install motion sensors. Across California, lighting accounts for about 35 percent of all commercial building electricity use. Imagine if every business in our city turned off unneeded lights.
Speaking of lighting, upgrading old outdated bulbs to LEDs is one of the fastest returns on investment. Luckily, Yolo Energy Watch can help connect you to installers that service Yolo County. The Energy Watch Program provides competitive LED-lighting and installation that can save energy and help your bottom line. Through the program, you can receive low-cost energy efficiency upgrades and instant rebates.
Whether simple actions are more your style or you’re ready to upgrade lighting, Yolo Energy Watch is here to help. Download your Energy Savings Action Plan here.