Facilities• LEED Certified Building• Solar Panels• Awnings and Window Coverings• Motion Light Sensors• Programmable Thermostats• Sustainable Landscaping• Parking
EquipmentPerform a machine audit: Replace single function machines with one multifunction energy efficient machineVehiclesFuel efficient vehicles in fleetRecycle oil in fleet vehicles The Green Office Guide by GECKO 2011
According to the EPA – One gallon ofgasoline produces 19.4 pounds of CO2 American workers Average 47 hours a year commuting = 3.7 billion hours = 23 billion gallons of gas "How to Go Green: Work" by Team Treehugger
Many employees would takea reduction in pay if able to telecommute part-timeTelecommuters are not using the organization’s resources
Not enough power,or money, to make big changes?
Single Employee ImpactReplace disposable cups with mugs in the break roomUnplug electronic equipment when not in useReuse file foldersUse paperclips instead of staples 120 tons of steel would be saved if every person in the UK used one less staple "How to Go Green: Work by Team Treehugger
DIGITIZE“The greenest paper is no paper at all” "How to Go Green: Work" by Team Treehugger
• Send an Email rather than paper letters/memos• Save on your computer not in your filing cabinet• If you must print: »Decrease the font size »Decrease the margins »Print on both sides
SignageRemind fellow employees to go green by using small signs throughout the office
Recycling The process of reusing,reprocessing or refabricatingproducts after their initial use www.construction-dictionary.com
Precycling“Proactive approach of selecting products and materials according to their potential for lessening the amount of material that goes into the waste stream and for future recycling” Construction-dictionary.com
The development of the 100% renewable PET bottle by Pepsi is the latest in a series of developments in bio-based bottles by major companies in the US market. "PepsiCo Developing Plant Based PET Bottle Expects 2012 Release" May 2011
Pepsis bottle is made from bio-based materials including switch grass, pine bark and corn husks. "PepsiCo Developing Plant Based PETBottle Expects 2012 Release" May2011
UpcyclingUsing every aspect of waste as value without altering the material or shape
TerraCycle Partners with product manufacturers to repurpose pre- and post- consumer packaging waste facilitated by the consumer www.terracycle.net
DowncyclingTaking a product at the end of its lifecycle and passing it through processes resulting in lower grade material for future use www.merriam-webster.com
93% of CEOs state sustainability is important to future success72% of CEOs cite “brand, trust and reputation” as top factors to take action58% of CEOs identify consumers as the most important stakeholder group to impact the way they manage societal expectations "A New Era of Sustainability" by UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study 2010
“Sustainability started as a moral obligation, but has now become a key differentiator for consumers”Sung-joo Kim, Chairperson and CEO of South Korean retailer Sungjoo Group
Consumer awareness and sensitivityto sustainability issues are increasing This increase in awareness has caused consumers to hold organizations to a higher standardCompanies are having to demonstratethe impact of their organization on the environment
Benefits of GreenOperations Management •Decrease in overhead resulting from: •Energy efficient facilities •Efficient use of resources to include equipment , vehicles & employees •Decrease cost of waste resulting from: •Precycling •Upcycling •Increase profit resulting from:
References“Green Office Guide” (trademark) 2011 by Green Earth Corporate Kindness Organization“How to Go Green: Work” by Team Treehugger www.treehugger.com“Precycling: Saving Money While Reducing Waste” by Ellen Brown April 2007 www.thriftyfun.com“The Seven Office Wastes FAQ” http://www.agilean.com/resources/faqs/seven_wastes_faq/seven _wastes_faq.htm“A Guide to the Benefits of JIT” by Charles Atkinson, Inventory Management Review Nov. 2005“PepsiCo Developing Plant Based PET Bottle Expects 2012 Release” www.sustainableisgood.comTerraCycle www.terracycle.netwww.merriam-webster.comwww.construction-dictionary.com
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