Conservation of resources are valued equally extensively
in the office. The main fronts include Air Conditioning and
Ventilation, Lighting, Office Equipment and Elevator Service.
||All DSD offices have completed
installation of electronic ballasts for fluorescent
lamps, adopted T-5 tubes, used
new luminaries with parabolic
reflectors. Lighting areas are arranged with suitable
individual switch to allow flexibility.
||Operational measures are emphasized,
Switch off lighting when rooms are not occupied
and during lunch time. Reduce
light near windows.
The thermal setting is adjusted to 24-25oC. Heat ingress is
reduced by lowering Venetian blinds or keeping windows shut.
Air conditioning of unoccupied rooms is switched off.
Set photocopiers and fax machines to go into hibernation mode
while inactive. Advocate paper saving and paperless office
to reduce energy and paper consumption for document copying
Promote using stairs rather than the elevator.
Economy in use of paper, paper re-use and recycling are promulgated
in the department. Paper consumption
was some 6% less in 2003 compared to 2002.