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  • Green Office© Antti Lappo / WWF-Finland A WWF Initiative to Reduce Ecological Footprint
  • © Juan Carlos Munez / WWF-Canon Building a future in which humans live in harmony with nature.
  • Energy Efficiency in Mitigating Climate Change100 % • Improvements in end- use efficiency80 % contribute for more Increased renewables in power generation than 50 % of decrease60 % Increased nuclear in power generation in emissions Changes in the fossil-fuel mix in power generation • Use of renewables40 % Fuel switching in end uses contribute for 20% up End-use efficiency gains to 203020 % 0% World OECD Transition Developing economies countries Source: IEA, Energy Technology Perspectives 3
  • Life Expectancies of World Reserves Examples of Some Mineral Commodities Mineral* 0% 2% 5% Coal 216 84 49 Crude oil 44 31 23 Natural gas 64 41 29 Aluminium 202 81 48 Copper 28 22 18 Iron 132 65 41* Life expectancy in years with three different primary production growth ratesSources: Tilton (2002); US Bureau of mines (1977); US Geological Survey (2000a); US Geological Survey (2000b); American Institute (2000); BPAmoco (2000); International Energy Agency (2000) 4
  • Living Planet Report 2012 (1/2) • Global ecological footprint is about 1,5 times higher than world’s biocapacity • Global ecological footprint has more than doubled between 1961 and 2007Source: Global Footprint Network, 2011 (Living Planet Report 2012)
  • Living Planet Report 2012 (2/2) 10 largest ecological footprints: (country/person): • Ecological footprint 1. Qatar (county/person) 2. Kuwait 3. United Arab Emirates • Finland 11st 4. Denmark 5. USA • Sweden 13rd and Norway 24th 6. Belgium 7. Australia • If everyone lived like an average 8. Canada 9. Netherlands resident of the USA, a total of four 10. Ireland Earths would be needed to regenerate humanity’s annual demand of nature.Source: Global Footprint Network (Living Planet Report 2012)
  • Green Office and WWF’s targets 1/3 Reduce the consumption of natural resources by improving offices’ environmental efficiency© Roger Leguen / WWF-Canon
  • Green Office and WWF’s targets 2/3 Promote climate change mitigation by requiring energy saving and use of renewable energy sources© Chris Martin Bahr / WWF-Canon
  • Promote sustainable© Katrin Havia / WWF Finland practices by increasing environmental awareness of employees Green Office and WWF’s targets 3/3
  • What is Green Office?• A practical environmental management system developed by WWF Finland specifically for office conditions• WWF’s way to help and support the challenging work of environmental managers © Michel Gunther/ WWF-Canon• An education programme that inspires employees to adopt environmentally friendly habits• A meaningful way to diminish the expenses 10
  • Green Office Services• Information and support for EMS implementation• Regular office inspections• Tools • Webtool Compass • Climate Calculator • Consumer Habit Questionnaire• Network meetings © Michel Gunther/ WWF-Canon• Regular Green Office tips• Limited right to use the Green Office logo and the Green Office diploma 11
  • Green Office Step by Step GO contract; naming GO 1. Office inspection contact person; admission fee Practical implementation; communication; Maintaining, Forming GO team Annual training; developing and reporting instructions; updating monitoring Assessment form Environmental programme Office inspection (in head offices every 3 years) Actions, Goals and targets coordinators, timetablesImplementation of Green Office takes approximately 7-10 months Continuous improvement 12
  • Green Office Criteria 1/2• Select a Green Office coordinator and a Green Office team• Plan a practical environmental programme © Katrin Havia / WWF Finland• Improve energy efficiency continuously• Reduce waste, recycle and sort out waste according to local requirements 13
  • Green Office Criteria 2/2• Create guidelines for green procurement• Inform and educate personnel about Green Office practices• Aspire towards continuous improvement © Peik Hovi / WWF Finland in environmental matters• Choose the indicators, set numeric objectives and monitor the fulfillment of the objectives• Update environmental programme annually• Report indicator data to WWF annually 14
  • Network Around the World• China • Romania• Estonia • Sweden• Indonesia • Switzerland• Latvia • Turkey• Pakistan • Vietnam © Juan Carlos Del Olmo / WWF-Spain 15
  • Paper (1/2)• Impacts on environment • Ecological footprint • Forestry emphasises timber production > impoverishing nature • Most of the fibres used are from tropic areas • Carbon footprint • Energy consumption • Rejuvenation of the forests decreases amount of carbon © Mauri Rautkari / WWF-Canon storages • Paper’s lifecycle is short and paper is poor carbon storage • Water footprint • Water consumption • Bleaching process • Organic waste consumes oxygen
  • Paper (2/2)• What can an office do in practice? • Avoid printing • Print and copy on both sides and several pages on one sheet • Increase the amount of electrical data management • Prefer recycled and FSC certified paper or at least © Katrin Havia / WWF Finland environmetal certified paper
  • Electricity Consumption• Impacts on environment • Greenhouse gases caused by the production• What can an office do in practice? • Optimising lighting • Installing motion detectors • Timing lighting • Considering energy comsumption of office appliances © Katrin Havia / WWF Finland • Energy-saving settings • Optimising air-conditioning/cooling • Choosing electricity produced with renewables • Compensating
  • Heating Energy• Impacts on environment • Greenhouse gases cause by the production• What can an office do in practice? • Lowering of room temperature by 1ºC saves 5 % of heating energy • No furniture in front of radiators • Air-conditioning • Timing air-conditioning • Heat recovery systems 19
  • Transportation• Impacts on environment • Greenhouse gases • Air quality• What can an office do in practice? • Favouring public transport, bicycle and walking • Using long distance meeting techniques © Katrin Havia / WWF Finland • Low emission car and economical driving • Compensating 20
  • Procurement• Impacts on environment • Consuming natural resources • Environmental effects of production• What can an office do in practice? • Services • Appliances • Office supplies and furniture • © Katrin Havia / WWF Finland Food procurement • Accommodation • Trips • Gifts • Materials 21
  • Waste Sorting and Recycling• Decreases consumption of natural recourses and amount of greenhouse gases• What can an office do in practice? 1. Avoid producing waste 2. Reusing © Katrin Havia / WWF Finland 3. Recycling of materials 4. Energy waste 5. Landfills 22
  • Water Consumption• Impacts on environment • Diminishing supplies of fresh water • Environmental impacts of purifying > chemicals • Energy consumption of heating > greenhouse gases• What can an office do in practice? • Monitoring consumption of water • Water saving fittings © Pauliina Heinänen / WWF-Finland • Shower • Toilet seat • Water saving devices • Dishwasher • Water recycling and harvesting 23
  • More Information wwf.fi/green_officePictures © 2012, WWF.