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3 Smart Solutions for Your Office

It's no secret that smart technology can improve the connectivity, efficiency and productivity of offices. Here are some tips for making your office smarter while also increasing productivity and reducing energy use:

1. Install occupancy sensors

Constantly lighting a meeting room that isn't often in use is a waste of energy and money. Occupancy sensors can cut wasted electricity by up to 30 percent simply by automatically turning the lights off a few minutes after the room is unoccupied. Also, switch all the lightbulbs in your office to energy-efficient LEDs that use 75 percent less energy than incandescents.

2. Control devices with smart plugs

Smart plugs allow you to turn appliances and devices on and off when needed or at a pre-set time each day. This technology stops devices from sucking up unnecessary energy — often called vampire power—when they're fully charged or not in use.

With a connected smartphone app, you can keep track of your energy use and control your devices remotely with a simple tap of your finger. Have multiple electronic devices in one area? Upgrade to smart power strips to control them all.

3. Automate air temperature and quality

Automate the temperature and air quality in your office with smart thermostats and air purifiers. Connected thermostats can automatically adjust the temperature based on your company's schedule, keeping your employees comfortable during the workday, while saving energy when the office is empty.

Keep these tips in mind as you make smart decisions for your company. Take advantage of instant rebates on energy saving products by visiting our Small Business Marketplace.

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