Buy Energy-Efficient Office Products and Equipment
The simplest and most cost-effective way to go green in your office is to take a good, hard look at your shopping list and rethink the products and equipment you buy, both big and small. From power-saving light bulbs
to green office supplies
to energy-efficient computers
, there are lots and lots of ways for you to have an impact on the environment, and your bottom line, in what you buy. Buying recycled paper
helps but buying a multifunction printer
that can do it all -- like print, scan, copy, fax, e-mail, and save files to your network -- will not only cut down on your paper usage but will also lower your electric bills. Green features you should look for in MFPs include sleep mode, a black-only print mode, solid stick ink, and skipping blank pages. The "paperless office"
might just be a myth, but you can at least make an effort to use less paper.