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Workers not green enough

Date 17 Sep 2006
Author The Editor
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42% of workers don’t switch off their computer overnight, and 48% don’t even switch lights off when they’re the last ones to leave at the end of the day, new research reveals. Consumers appear to be more ‘green minded’ at home than at work, the survey by energy company E.ON shows, with three-quarters of people conserving energy around the home and over four in five recycling newspapers and other household waste.  Samantha Baylis, director of E.ON’s B2B, said: “Most people probably feel there’s not a lot they can do about saving energy at work but I think they’d be surprised. Every time you overfill the office kettle to make a drink, turn up the air conditioning or leave your computer running needlessly, you’re having an impact on your company’s bottom line. “Our ‘turning down and turning off’ message is one of the simplest ways to reduce energy consumption and bills – whether at work or at home – and companies can reduce their energy bills by as much as 10% through low-cost and no-cost energy efficiency measures.” Information about energy efficiency is available at www.powergen.co.uk/business.

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