tim: good morning folks, thanks for joining us. in light of the recent economic downturn, we thought we should pow-wow some ways we can conserve energy. this is henry peterson, a consultant with greenoffices inc.
henry: hi everyone. as tim mentioned, not only is saving energy good for the environment, it's also a good way to keep costs down...and that's a win-win situation for everyone. i'm sure some of you have suggestions for ways we could become "greener." anyone?
总裁tim说，今天召集大家开会，商量如何节省能源开支。 参加会议的还有节能专家henry peterson. henry说，节能既环保，又能减少开支，是双赢之举，a win-win situation，办公室节能有哪些措施呢？
faith: i think we could easily cut down on "vampire power." our computers and other electronic devices actually continue to suck power, even when they are switched off.
h: good one! the online encyclopedia wikipedia claims that "vampire power" or "standby power" is responsible for using as much as 10% of electricity consumption.
dana: we could unplug the equipment or put in power strips that can completely turn off power.
t: just imagine...we could save 10 or 15 % on our energy bill just by unplugging our computers!