The Swig Company



Mountain View, CA

Energy Star Partner

LEED / Energy Star

444 Castro is certified LEED - Gold under the LEED® for Existing Buildings (EB) rating system and is Energy Star rated. Building Management appreciates your contribution to energy conservation.

Simple solutions really do go a long way to conserve energy, resulting in lower operating costs and a reduced impact on our environment:

  • Turn all lights off at the end of the business day and when leaving your premises for any length of time.
  • Consider installing separate light switches or motion sensors in less occupied rooms, i.e. lunch and storage rooms or individual offices.
  • Turn off computer monitors and other electronics when not in use.
  • Set computers and copier machines to sleep / standby mode for periods of inactivity.
  • Assign someone to check that appliances, electronics and lights are turned off at the end of day when the office is closing. This assists in maintaining a safe environment in your premises.
  • Use the building standard window blinds to assist in temperature control and reduction of energy consumption.
    • Open for natural lighting
    • Closed during periods of direct summer sunlight to avoid heat buildup.
  • Dress appropriately for current weather conditions. Dress warmly in colder winter months and for warmer temperature during the summer months.
  • Do not use space heaters (not permitted in the building for safety purposes) or fans. Contact Building Management Office to report temperature issues; this will alert Building Management to the temperature and airflow variations in heating and cooling equipment will assist in identifying areas of concern and/or in need of repair.
  • Promptly report any leaky faucets, water fountains and leaky / running toilets and urinals to Building Management.
  • Use task lighting instead of overhead lighting when possible.
    • Use CFL or LED bulbs to reduce even more energy.
  • Recycle electronic equipment and batteries with the appropriate local resources.
  • Use ENERGY STAR® label on light bulbs, appliances, electronics, and other products. ENERGY STAR® products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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