Creating An Energy Efficient Home Office Workspace

The work-from-home trend has been on the rise for most of the past decade, but with the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has become a necessity to which many people are still adjusting. To help you adjust to a new workspace, here are some home tips for creating an energy efficient home office plus some tips for efficient work practices too!


Energy Efficiency Tips For Your Home Office

  • Prioritize using ENERGY STAR equipment. Take a look at your options at home, and use the most efficient
  • Use a laptop to do your work instead of a desktop computer
  • Unplug other electronics in the room
  • Use a power strip/bar so you can easily turn everything off with the flip of a switch. This way you don’t have to worry about standby power
  • Take advantage of natural light when you can. Set your home office up in a well-lit room or by a bright window
  • Light your home office with LED bulbs
  • Focus on task lighting. Use a desk lamp (with an LED bulb) instead of lighting an entire room
  • Check the power management settings on all your devices to ensure they’re set to the most efficient settings

Work Efficiency Tips

  • Ensure your workspace is a separate, dedicate space. It’s important to limit your distractions!
  • Set dedicated work hours
  • Stick to your office work habits. If you find you’re most efficient checking your email only a few times a day (i.e. morning, lunch, afternoon), stick to that at home too. Working remotely can leave you feeling the need to over-communicate and check-in more often, but don’t sacrifice your productivity!
  • Try some new tools. If it’s not realistic to completely separate yourself from your home life, track your work time with an online timer
  • If you find you have more time on your hands during the work day, invest your time in your professional development. Take an online course and learn a new skill

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COVID-19 Information for CIET Winter-Spring 2021 Training Calendar – CIET Goes Virtual!

Last Updated: January 6, 2021


CIET Goes Virtual!

With more than 90 virtual real-time courses offered since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis under our belt, and based on feedback received from more than 800 participants, CIET is happy to inform that all public training sessions offered in the winter-spring of 2021 will still be delivered through virtual real-time classrooms.

This will allow everyone to continue accessing CIET training in a safe manner, which protects both our participants and our trainers, regardless of what happens with the pandemic. You can register for these virtual courses in confidence, knowing that they will provide the same quality of training that you expect from CIET. These real-time training sessions will be available to all participants across Canada, and abroad.




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