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Commercial Efficiency

For Offices & Retail Businesses

 EPA's Low Carbon IT - Save up to $50 per computer annually. Computers use a large percentage of an office's energy budget. However, if you activate the power management features on your computers and monitors, you can save energy, save money, and lower your carbon footprint! 

Portfolio Manager is an interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess energy and water consumption across your entire portfolio of buildings.

Energy Star Guidelines for Energy Management - This guide will lead you through the steps of energy management similar to the "Plan, Do, Check, Act" strategy used in environmental management systems.

Calculate your office footprint - Carbon offsetting is the third and final step in office greening after resource conservation and sustainable purchasing.

Recycling and Climate Change - EPA and its partners have developed several tools to help individuals and organizations determine the greenhouse gas (GHG) impact of their purchasing, manufacturing, and waste management actions.

For Schools

Energy Smart Schools - Schools spend more money on energy than on any other cost except personnel. Learn more about planning, financing, designing, and building a high-performance school.


Cool helps companies design and implement strategies to cut energy use and pollution.

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Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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