Turning off machines when they are not in use can help you save energy*
There is a common misconception that screen savers reduce energy use by computer monitors. This misconception extends to other equipment, with the assumption that equipment lasts longer if it's never turned off. This perception carries over from the days of older mainframe computers. Enabling automatic sleep timers or manually turning monitors off is likely a better energy-saving strategy.
To help maximize savings with a laptop, put the AC adapter on a power strip that can be turned off
The transformer in the AC adapter draws power continuously, even when the laptop is not plugged into the adapter.
Explore ENERGY STAR®-certified products for your business
The ENERGY STAR label indicates greater energy efficiency in computers, printers, copiers, refrigerators, televisions, windows, thermostats, ceiling fans and other equipment.
Consider buying a laptop for your next computer upgrade
Laptops generally use less energy than desktop computers, which can result in savings.
Unplug battery chargers
You can save energy by unplugging chargers when batteries are fully charged or when the chargers are not in use.
Use rechargeable batteries
Studies have shown that using rechargeable batteries for electronics can be more cost-effective than using throwaway batteries.