Friday, April 18, 2008

Green office pet peeves

Every week I get a couple of PR pieces sent to me. I normally ignore them, but I quite liked this 'survey' from Xerox about what people get peeved about in the office:


The Full List

The top ten environmental pet peeves among U.S. office workers:

1) Mindless printing resulting in increased waste (40%)
2) Leaving lights on (37%)
3) Lack of recycling bins (33%)
4) Excessive air conditioning in summer and heat in winter (29%)
5) Excessive use of paper products, like cups, plates, etc. (27%)
6) Coworkers not recycling (27%)
7) Coworkers not printing double-sided when they can (24%)
8) Too many cover sheets when faxing or printing (24%)
9) Having to store paper copies of existing, electronic files (24%)
10) Leaving computer on and not powering down when going home (23%)



Interestingly number 10 would be no 1 on my list. What do you think?

(First published on the Sustainable Business Blog, but I thought it was relevant here too!)

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1 Comments:

At 9:27 PM, Blogger jessewg said...

I agree that leaving computers and other devices is a major pet peeve. Even when computers and other hardware are in standby/sleep mode, they are still consuming electricity.

For home offices, you can install a cool device called the Kill-a-watt that will show you exactly how much power is being consumed: http://www.cgets.com/item--Kill-A-Watt--kill-a-watt

Jesse Gibbs
http://www.thegreenoffice.com

 

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