The Smart Office Challenge

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Information Technology is a core business function – however, it also has a significant impact on the environment. In fact, between 20% to 30% of energy is used to power office equipment and appliances in a typical office (Autodesk Sustainability Workshop). At the same time, there exists clear opportunities to take advantage of IT efficiencies and engage employees on simple everyday activities in the office, which can reduce your company’s energy and waste footprint and save money.

How can you Take Action? Take the Smart Office Challenge.

The Smart Office Challenge is a fun and unique way of educating your colleagues about the environmental impacts associated with IT. Through a selection of exciting engagement activities, the challenge aims to help your workplace reduce its energy and waste impact from functions like printing, PCs, data centers and travel. These activities include:

  • Green IT Checklist
  • Office Scavenger Hunt
  • Power Down Audit
  • Print Responsibly Challenge
  • E-waste Drive

Why Get Involved?

There are a number of benefits to organizing a Smart Office Challenge with your workplace:

  • Contribute to reducing your company’s waste and energy footprint
  • Help your organization save on costs as a result of the reduced IT impact
  • Demonstrate your leadership and organizational skills to your colleagues
  • Meet colleagues from different departments and floors
  • Have fun at work!

The Smart Office Challenge is a great way to spice up your regular workplace routine and educate your co-workers about how they can make a difference to help our planet thrive.

This toolkit contains everything you need to organize your very own Smart Office Challenge, including tips, templates and guides.

So, what are you waiting for? Take the Smart Office Challenge today!


The Smart Office Challenge is brought to you with the support of HP, Canada'a most environmentally responsible IT Company and founding partner of WWF-Canada's Living Planet @ Work program.

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