Looking for handy-dandy tips for greening your business? You might want to take a stroll through business.gov, which bills itself as “the official business link to the U.S. Government.” It is managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in a partnership with 21 other federal agencies. Here is a sampling of suggestions pertaining to energy-efficient lighting found on the site:
Turn off lights when not in use.
Remove or disconnect unnecessary light fixtures.
Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Replace or retrofit non energy-efficient light fixtures.
Install “occupant sensors” to automatically turn lights off and on.
Take advantage of day lighting.
Lower light levels where appropriate such as around computer monitors.
Install LED (light-emitting diode) exit signs.
Install timers or photocells on outside lights.
Check out the site for more useful tips.