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Tips For An Eco-Friendly Facility


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Tips For An Eco-Friendly Facility

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Tips For An Eco-Friendly Facility

  1. 1. GO PAPERLESS CHOOSE ENERGY-EFFICIENT LIGHTING • Problem: Printing documents uses a significant amount of paper, contributing to deforestation and depletion of other resources. • Solution: Use email for correspondence, and store documents on the cloud where they can be accessed easily by anyone within the company. TIPS FOR AN ECO-FRIENDLY FACILITY USE POWER-SAVING MODE • Problem: Copiers, computers and other office equipment must be left on during work hours, but can sit idle for long periods. • Solution: Activate power-saving mode to put office equipment to sleep after a few minutes of inactivity. INCREASE DAYLIGHT • Problem: Workplaces often need to have artificial lighting on all day, consuming too much power. • Solution: Open blinds on windows or install skylights to increase the amount of natural light the facility receives. • Problem: Traditional incandescent light bulbs consume a lot of energy and are frequently left on when they don’t need to be. • Solution: Switch to compact fluorescent or LED bulbs for greater efficiency. Put lights on timers or motion sensors to switch them off when not in use. START RECYCLING • Problem: Office supplies and packaging often end up in landfills, creating waste. • Solution: Recycle as much as you can in your office or facility, and choose supplies that are made with mostly recycled content. PERFORM REGULAR HVAC CHECKUPS • Problem: Heating and air-conditioning systems may be inefficient due to dirty filters or leaky vents — causing them to consume more energy than necessary. • Solution: Conduct regular inspections of your building’s HVAC system and have it cleaned frequently. • Problem: Commercial buildings consume a significant portion of all energy used in the United States. This can put a strain on the power grid. • Solution: Installing solar panels, wind turbines or other renewable energy sources may not fulfill your energy needs entirely. They can help reduce your dependence on fossil fuels, however. INVEST IN RENEWABLE ENERGY INSIST ON GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS • Problem: Keeping large offices and other facilities clean often means using harsh chemicals that harm the environment. • Solution: Green cleansers made with all-natural compounds offer the same cleaning power without introducing toxins or irritants into the ecosystem. Here are eight ways to make your company’s facilities more environmentally responsible.