Building Management appreciates your contribution to energy conservation. Simple solutions

really do go a long way to conserve energy, resulting in lower operating costs for the ATRIA 

and a reduced impact on our environment. 


  • Turn all lights off at the end of the business day and when leaving your office or cubicle for any length of time.  
  • Consider installing separate light switches or motion sensors in less occupied rooms, i.e. lunch and storage rooms or individual offices. 
  • Turn off computer monitors and other electronics when not in use.  
  • Set computers and copier machines to sleep/standby mode for periods of inactivity.
  • Assign someone to check that appliances, electronics and lights are turned off when the office is closing. This also assists in maintaining a safe environment in your premises.  
  • Use the Building standard window blinds to assist in temperature control and reduction of energy consumption.  
    • Open for natural lighting.  
    • Closed during periods of direct summer sunlight to avoid heat buildup.
  • Dress appropriately for current weather conditions.
  • Dress warmly in colder winter months and cooler during warmer summer months. 
  • Do not use space heaters (not permitted in the Building for safety purposes) or fans. Contact Building Management office to
  • report temperature issues. This alerts Building Management to the temperature and airflow variations in heating and cooling equipment and assists in identify areas of concern and/or in need of repair. 
  • Promptly report any leaky faucets, water fountains and leaky/running toilets and urinals to Building Management. 
  • Use task lighting instead of overhead lighting when possible. 
    • Use CFL or LED bulbs to reduce even more energy.
  • Recycle electronic equipment and batteries with the appropriate local resources. 
  • Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on light bulbs, appliances, electronics, and other products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. 
  • Use mass transit options such as the bus, car/van pooling; bike or walk to work. Click here for our Parking "amenities" page for more information on the services offered to registered car/van pools and bike riders. 

Car Pooling Benefits

From saving money to reducing your carbon footprint, car pooling offers

many benefits over commuting alone:

  • Save money: By sharing expenses with other commuters, car pooling saves money on gas, car care and parking fees. It reduces wear and tear on your vehicle. And many insurance companies offer discounted rates to people who are part of a car pooling program. 
  • Reduce traffic congestion: No one likes to sit in traffic. By car pooling, you’re doing your part to reduce the number of cars on the road. The more people who make that choice, the less traffic congestion there will be.

Energy & Environmental Conservation

  • Help protect the environment: Fewer cars on the road also means less air pollution, including carbon emissions that contribute to climate change. Reduce stress: Driving can be extremely stressful. Sharing driving responsibilities with other commuters gives you a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Once you try it, you may find it’s hard to go back to commuting alone.
  • Meet new people: Car pooling is a great way to make new friends and start new professional relationships.