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.