'Tis the season to save energy

The following electrical devices continue to draw power—known as phantom power—even when they are turned off:

  • Desktop and laptop computers (check with your IT support for protocols in your office)
  • Monitors
  • Laptop and cellphone chargers
  • Computer speakers
  • Printers, copiers, and scanners
  • AV equipment
  • Coffeemakers, microwaves, and other kitchen appliances
  • Clock radios
  • Televisions, DVD and CD players
  • Any other noncritical electrical devices

Please take a look around your office before you leave for the holiday and unplug to conserve energy. If devices are plugged into a power strip, simply turn off the power switch.

Have a happy, healthy, and sustainable holiday!