Amp up Your Efficiency

Ideas to spark new ways of saving energy on electronics at your operation.

From computers to TVs to robotics, electronics are at the heart of many businesses. When you’re ready to make the most of your workplace power, DTE Energy can help you register high returns on your efficiency investment.

Power Management

Use Equipment Power Management Features
Place computers (CPU, hard drive, etc.) into a low-power “sleep mode” after a designated period of inactivity. You can also purchase a commercial software power management package to do this automatically.

Automatic Timers

Install Timers of Coffee Equipment
Add timers to automatically turn off the heating elements on coffee makers and warmers during non-business hours.

Office Equipment

Buy Multifunction Equipment
Selecting equipment that combines several capabilities—such as printing, scanning and copying—can save energy and working space in your office.

Select Double-Sided Printing
More energy is used in the manufacturing and distributing of paper than the actual printing at your office. Print on both sides whenever possible to save energy and our natural resources.

Energy Star®-Certified

Use ENERGY STAR®-Certified Computers
If all computers sold in the United States met ENERGY STAR® requirements, we would grow energy saving by $1 billion each year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to more than 1.4 million vehicles.

Use ENERGY STAR®-Certified Appliances
Many offices have a variety of kitchen appliances, such as refrigerators and dishwashers. ENERGY STAR®-certified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10 percent to 50 percent less energy and water than standard models.

Source: energystar.gov.