Save money on utility bills while doing good by purchasing green products and services. Jumpstart or expand your program with recycled content products and cleaning and office supplies. Include green procurement language into RFPs and contracts for cleaning, copier, and maintenance services. Institute an Energy Star purchasing policy for all equipment categories with ratings. Upgrade to Energy Star products, which have been certified to use significantly less energy than conventional ones. Energy efficient computers, printers, copiers, televisions, and audio systems are readily available. Energy Star equipment for buildings includes water heaters, windows, ceiling fans, thermostats, lighting fixtures, refrigerators, and air conditioning units. Visit the Energy Star website for information.
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