Digital imaging and large format printing equipment maker Canon U.S.A., Inc., Lake Success, N.Y., announces the results of an aggressive office energy savings program conducted in five U.S. office locations, including its Lake Success headquarters, resulting in reported savings of 2.7 million kilowatt-hours of energy from 2009 through 2010.
Initially conceived in 2008, the energy-saving steps implemented across the five locations is equal to approximately $300,000 in utility fees over the two-year period, saving enough energy to power its Lake Success headquarters for four months.
As part of its ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability, the company examined its energy practices at four U.S. regional office locations as well as its Lake Success, N.Y. headquarters—to uncover areas where energy consumption could be improved, and implemented strategies to reduce consumption. Additionally, Canon expanded the scope of its environmental training to cover energy and resource consumption in the office, and to increase awareness of techniques that reduce energy, paper, toner and other materials.
To achieve its energy-saving goals, Canon U.S.A. focused on four key areas:
• Energy-efficient lighting,
• Energy efficient computer screens,
• Energy efficient document management, and
• Operational management efficiencies.