One office worker can use a quarter ton of materials in a year--which includes 10,000 pieces of copier paper.
Heating, cooling and powering office space are responsible for almost 40% of carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. and gobble more than 70% of total electricity usage.
Commuters spew 1.3 billion tons of CO2 a year.
Computers in the office burn $1 billion worth of electricity annually--and that's when they're not producing a lick of work.
Installing automatic shutoffs for lighting (which scarfs up 44% of the electricity used in office buildings.
Setting computers to power down automatically after 15 minutes of idle time, cutting the machine's energy use 70%.
Switching from old toilets that use up to 8 gal. per flush to new ones that use a maximum of 1.6 gal. Toilet flushing is the single biggest water hog in office buildings nationwide, using up to 4.8 billion gal. per day.
Congestion created by people getting to and from work costs U.S. employers 3.7 billion hours of lost productivity a year, which adds up to $63.1 billion in wasted time and fuel every year.
A typical office disposes of about 350 pounds of wastepaper per employee per year.
Once: the number of times that most of the more than 25 billion cartons manufactured in the U.S. are used.
55 percent: the amount of water saved by producing recycled paper as compared to virgin paper. Recycled paper also takes 60-70 percent less energy to produce than paper from virgin pulp.
120: the number of tons of steel saved if every UK office worker used one less staple a day.
8 billion: the number of gallons of gas saved if every commuter car in the U.S. carried just one more person.
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