CCBER has reduced its energy consumption in several ways. 72% of rooms in the department have energy saving LCD monitors, as opposed to CRT monitors. Microwaves and refrigerators are well centralized, as the department has one main food preparation area. In addition, occupants have made individual efforts to conserve energy – 60% of occupants who participated in the PACES survey unplug at least some of their electrical devices when not in use, and all participants in the survey have energy saving options set on their computers. There are a few ways in which CCBER could improve upon energy conservation.
• Centralize printers. 32% of rooms have desktop printers. The department should encourage the use of a centralized printer, which will save a considerable amount of energy as opposed to using individual printers.
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