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The Green Life: Green Your Workplace: Shut Down That PC

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September 13, 2011

Green Your Workplace: Shut Down That PC

Turn off computer You spend most of your time at work, so help make sure your office is green by following this week's tips.

Tip #2: Maximize computer efficiency.

Computers in the business sector waste $1 billion worth of electricity per year, so make it a habit to turn off your computer — and the power strip it's plugged into — when you leave work for the day. Otherwise you'll still be burning energy even if you're not burning the midnight oil. During the day, setting your computer to go to sleep during short breaks can cut energy use 70%. Remember, screen savers don't save energy.

Tell us: Do you turn off your computer at the end of your workday?

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