In the United States more than 70 percent of electricity consumed is used in offices. Lighting, heating and cooling systems, telephones, printers and desktop computers all consume energy even when they aren’t being used. The IT industry alone generates 2 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and of that 2 percent a quarter is from office buildings.
Considering the effect office buildings have on our environment it’s clear that something needs to be done differently when managing office space. [Read more...]