Comments on: Green Offices http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/ The EPA Blog Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:05:56 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Car Crash http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/#comment-21107 Wed, 02 Nov 2011 13:53:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5976#comment-21107 Love to participate here coz this site is really awesome, I was looking for such a site for many days. Hope this site will give us much more in future.

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By: pest Control http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/#comment-21106 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 07:16:04 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5976#comment-21106 There are many offices that use lights at night for decoration environment.In many offices energy is not use for its main purposes due to waste of power energy the need of energy is increasing day bay day.People can save energy to use it for its main purposes not for just decoration.

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By: Xfinity Deals http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/#comment-21105 Tue, 17 May 2011 13:18:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5976#comment-21105 At my job, they have been taking measures to be more environmentally friendly by requesting and insisting that all employees convert to paperless pay-stubs, placing recycling bins in the lunch rooms, and even having the lights off in most areas of what we call the “Creative” building. Of course there is more we can do and some of my ideas are to implement low pressure faucets in the bathroom as well as (heatless) hand dryers instead if paper towels. Our HR department makes many strides to make the changes that will make our company eco-friendly.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/#comment-21104 Wed, 02 Feb 2011 20:45:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5976#comment-21104 We can all contribute to energy conservation in the home, at the office in our communities. Every little step counts.
Lina

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By: Stephen http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/#comment-21103 Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:57:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5976#comment-21103 The idea of Green Office can be a revolutionary one. But the thing that was focused through the post was a definite one. More people can opt for this innovative idea and this will definitely help them out. We are now in such a situation that we have to save energy in any form or the other.

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By: Stephen http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/#comment-21102 Tue, 01 Feb 2011 12:48:44 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5976#comment-21102 The idea of Green Office can be a revolutionary one. But the thing that was focused through the post was a definite one. More people can opt for this innovative idea and this will definitely help them out. We are now in such a situation that we have to save energy in any form or the other.

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By: Turner, Jeff http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/#comment-21101 Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:21:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5976#comment-21101 Thanks for the tips @ Lina! I will link to this site from my blog. Guess its helpful for my users!

Kind regards

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/#comment-21100 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:31:09 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5976#comment-21100 Linda,
Those are definitely green practices. We all can contribute to environmental protection even if many things seem to be “out of our hands.” Keep the good work!
Lina

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/#comment-21099 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:10:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5976#comment-21099 Since I work for a state agency, there are a lot of areas where I don’t have much impact (cleaning schedules, pesticide applications, and such are out of my reach), but one area where I *do* have control is my own behavior at work and I make the most of that. I have a jar of healthy snacks on my desk, which I restock from larger packages (once the big package is empty, it gets recycled). I brew and drink herbal tea all day long; I heat the water in a lovely microwave safe mug. I stir in sugar with a metal spoon … I bring the tea bags home for my compost heap, refill the sugar jar from home (no paper packets, thanks), wash the mug and spoon (biodegradable dish soap and a reusable cloth). Since I drink 2 or 3 cups of tea each day, the mug and spoon make much more sense than disposables, and they can be used for the occasional serving of oatmeal, too. Instead of turning on the overhead lights (too much light in a small area), I use a floor lamp with a thrifty little Compact Fluorescent bulb. I purchased the lamp and provide my own bulbs; once they burn out, I take them to be recycled.

When I leave for the day, everything is turned off. If I’m gone for the weekend, I make sure the power strip is off, too.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/01/green-offices/#comment-21098 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:07:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=5976#comment-21098 John,
Yes, safety is paramount, but motion sensors can also improve energy efficiency substantially during non work hours. Here are some tips:
http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-and-you/small-business/small-business2.html

Thanks for commenting on this blog.
Lina

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