Energy Savings: Home Office Equipment

  • Turn off equipment when you're not using it.
  • Enable your computer's energy saving features.
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR label when buying equipment. This label means the item has undergone independent testing to verify its high efficiency.
  • Use advanced power strips (APSs), or smart strips, to reduce your plug load the energy used by products powered by an AC plug, including electronics in "standby" or "sleep" mode. Here are four tips for reducing plug load from GSA.gov.