Low/No Cost Measures

No-Cost Energy Reduction Measures thermostat

  • Adjust thermostats and controls when space is unoccupied.
  • Turn off lights when rooms are not occupied.
  • Take advantage of winter daylight by leaving window blinds open.
  • Disconnect unnecessary or unused equipment.

Low-Cost Energy Reduction Measures

  • Install programmable thermostats.ENERGY STAR
  • Install occupancy sensors in conference rooms or other areas not continuously occupied.
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with more efficient LED or compact fluorescent lamps.
  • Install awnings, window shades, or window films to keep out the summer sun and lower air-conditioning costs.
  • Purchase ENERGY STAR® office equipment that you can take with you if you move to another location.
  • Caulk and weather-strip windows and doors.
  • Fix leaky faucets and toilets to conserve water.