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Nov 18 Planet

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Go Green to see more Green: Low and No-cost initiatives that result in waste reductions that improve your planet performance, reduce operations costs and get your employees involved. Opportunities for improvement, including what to do and how much you’ll save, are outlined based on broad categories including lighting, water, and transportation.

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Nov 18 Planet

  1. 1. Go Green to See more Green …<br />SBDC for Enterprise Excellence: Profit, People, Planet<br />November 18, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Sustainability<br />Economy (Profit)<br />Environment<br />(Planet)<br />Social Responsibility<br />(People)<br />Business Sustainability: The way an organization cohesively manages and integrates their financial, social and environmental performance to create value for stakeholders and meet needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet needs of the future.<br />
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  4. 4. Electricity:<br />
  5. 5. Electricity:<br />*Resource: EIA- U.S. Energy Information Administration<br />
  6. 6. Lighting<br />
  7. 7. Lighting<br />TURN LIGHTS OFF!<br /><ul><li> When you leave a room.
  8. 8. When natural lighting is sufficient.</li></ul>Upgrade lighting to CFL or LED bulbs and fixtures.<br />
  9. 9. Lighting<br />More than 20%of the electricity generated in the U.S. is used for lighting alone.<br />*Source: Energy Star, a resource created by U.S. EPA and DOE. <br />
  10. 10. Lighting<br />Excess lighting increases energy consumption directly and indirectly<br /><ul><li> directly energy necessary to power the lighting fixture
  11. 11. indirectly  heat produced by lighting
  12. 12. Approximately half of the energy used on lighting is wasted on empty rooms or as heat produced by inefficient bulbs and lighting fixtures.</li></ul>*Source: Energy Star, a resource created by U.S. EPA and DOE. <br />
  13. 13. Lighting<br />Energy Star qualified lighting products use 75% less energy and last 35 times longer than incandescent lighting. <br /><ul><li>Plus, qualified LED lighting produces virtually no heat.</li></ul>*Source: Energy Star, a resource created by U.S. EPA and DOE. <br />
  14. 14. Thermostat<br />103°<br />69°<br />
  15. 15. Thermostat<br />
  16. 16. Thermostat<br />SAVE MONEY!<br />SAVE RESOURCES!<br /><ul><li> In 2001, HVAC accounted for over 30% of the electricity consumed in the U.S.
  17. 17. Save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by turning your thermostat back 10°–15° for eight hours per day.</li></ul>*Source: U.S. DOE<br />
  18. 18. Water<br />Over 70% of the Earth is covered in Water<br /><ul><li>But 97.5% of that water is Saltwater
  19. 19. And 70% of fresh water is locked up in permafrost, glaciers, and the icecaps.</li></ul>Only 0.007% of all water on earth is readily accessible for human use!<br />340 BILLION gallons of fresh water are drawn from rivers, streams, and reservoirs EACH DAY.<br />*Source: United Nations Environment Program<br />
  20. 20. Water<br /><ul><li>36 U.S. states are anticipating local, regional, or statewide water shortages by 2013. – US EPA
  21. 21. Areas all over Texas experience shortages and drought every year. </li></ul>“The state could lose $466 million in tax revenue in 2010 and up to $5.4 billion by 2060 due to decreased business activity caused by insufficient water.” <br />– Susan Comb, Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts<br />
  22. 22. Water<br />
  23. 23. Water<br />
  24. 24. Water<br /><ul><li> 50-70% Outside
  25. 25. Xeriscaping
  26. 26. Native or Adaptive plants
  27. 27. Mulching
  28. 28. Rain Barrels
  29. 29. Drip Irrigation or Soaker hoses
  30. 30. Water landscape during the coolest part of the day.</li></li></ul><li>Water<br /><ul><li>Xeriscaping can reduce average monthly water use by 33%.
  31. 31. Drip irrigation can cut irrigation needs by half.
  32. 32. Watering in the early morning can save up to 25 gallons each time you water</li></ul>*Source: Alliance for Water Efficiency, Oregon State University, and Water Conservation Resource <br />
  33. 33. Water<br />
  34. 34. Water<br /><ul><li> Toilet
  35. 35. Toilet tank water displacement
  36. 36. High-efficiency flush
  37. 37. Dual flush
  38. 38. Waterless Urinals
  39. 39. Faucets
  40. 40. Low-flow or aerated
  41. 41. Shower
  42. 42. Low-flow shower heads
  43. 43. Leaks
  44. 44. Fix them!</li></li></ul><li>Water<br /><ul><li>Standard faucets use 3-7 gallons per minute, while water-efficient faucets use as little as 1.5 gallons per minute.
  45. 45. Installing low-flow aerators on your faucets can save thousands of gallons per year!
  46. 46. Low-flow showerheads reduce flow rates by about 40%.
  47. 47. Save 15 gallons of water during a 10-minute shower! That adds up to almost 5,500 gallons per year!</li></ul>*Source: Water Conservation Resource<br />
  48. 48. Water<br /><ul><li>A leak of 1 drop per second wastes about 2,000 gallons per year.
  49. 49. While a leaky toilet wastes about 200 gallons per day costing almost $600 per year! </li></ul>*Source: American Water Works Association<br />
  50. 50. Recycling<br />
  51. 51. Recycling<br />List of Recycling Haulers<br />
  52. 52. Recycling<br />SAVE!<br />MONEY $$$:<br />By recycling half your waste, you can expect to save about a 20% in waste disposal costs. <br />–Calculations by City of Arlington Environmental Services.<br />The Economy $$$:<br /> In the U.S. – recycling creates 1.1 million jobs, $236 billion in gross annual salesand$37 billion in annual salaries.–U.S. EPA<br />
  53. 53. Recycling<br />Recycling one ton of paper saves:<br /><ul><li>17 mature trees
  54. 54. 7,000 gallons of water
  55. 55. 3 cubic yards of landfill space
  56. 56. 2 barrels of oil
  57. 57. 4,100 kilowatt-hours of electricity — enough energy to power the average American home for five months.</li></ul>*Source: U.S. EPA<br />
  58. 58. Recycling<br />Recycling aluminum saves 95% of the energy needed to produce new aluminum from raw materials.<br /><ul><li> Energy saved from recycling one ton of aluminum is equal to the amount of electricity the average home uses over 10 years.
  59. 59. The 36 billion aluminum cans landfilled last year had a scrap value over $600 million.</li></ul>*Source: Keep America Beautiful, Inc.<br />
  60. 60. Paper Consumption<br />
  61. 61. Paper Consumption<br /><ul><li>Rethink office practices!
  62. 62. Why am I printing this?
  63. 63. Do I really need multiple copies?
  64. 64. Is this entire document relevant or would only selected pages be sufficient?
  65. 65. Can I scan and email this document instead of faxing?
  66. 66. Switch to PAPERLESS for billing, accounts payable, and payroll.
  67. 67. Print double sided.
  68. 68. Use waste paper as scratch paper.</li></li></ul><li>Paper Consumption<br /><ul><li> End subscriptions to unused Telephone books and directories.
  69. 69. http://www.yellowpagesgoesgreen.org/
  70. 70. Stop Junkmail!
  71. 71. http://www.junkbusters.com/
  72. 72. Switch to 100% recycled or post consumer product paper.</li></li></ul><li>Paper Consumption<br />In 2005, the U.S. population consumed over 650 lbs of paper and paperboard per person. <br />– EarthTrends<br /><ul><li>35% of total U.S. municipal solid waste generated in 2006. – U.S. EPA
  73. 73. over 25% landfill space. – U.S. EPA</li></li></ul><li>Paper Consumption<br />Paper is the largest component of waste in an office.<br /><ul><li> Eliminating paper from your waste stream could cut your waste disposal costs in half! </li></ul>*Source: the Paperless Alliance<br />
  74. 74. Paper Consumption<br />The average photocopier uses $1,500 worth of electricity, $24,000 worth of paper and $15,000 worth of toner over 7 years. <br />$40,500<br />*Source: Resource Smart<br />
  75. 75. Cost of $14.02 per 100 sheets printed or copied<br />Eliminate 100 printed sheets per week… annual savings = $728<br />What could you do with an extra $728?<br />
  76. 76. Paper Consumption<br />If the U.S. cut its office paper use by only 10% <br /><ul><li>greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to taking 280,000 cars off the road.
  77. 77. enough electricity to provide power to 228,000 homes.
  78. 78. solid waste to fill 44,000 garbage trucks.
  79. 79. enough water to fill 16,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
  80. 80. and save 13 million trees.</li></ul>*Source: Environmental Paper Network and PaperCalculator.org<br />
  81. 81. Transportation<br />
  82. 82. Transportation<br />Vanpool<br />Light Rail<br />Carpool<br />
  83. 83. Transportation<br />HOME<br />Gym<br />Walk<br />Bike<br />Telecommuting<br />Grocery Store<br />Bank<br />Dry Cleaner<br />Trip-Chain<br />
  84. 84. Transportation<br /><ul><li>The average American drives 40 miles per day commuting to and from work.
  85. 85. Our office average fuel economy is 23 miles/gallon.</li></ul> So, if an average person used an alternative way to commute only one time per week, they would save 83.5 gallons of gasoline per year. <br />$208.75 annual savings at current gas prices.<br /> Over 130 pounds of CO2<br />
  86. 86. Transportation<br /><ul><li>Dallas residents can save an average of $725 per month, or $8,695 per year by using public transportation instead of driving.
  87. 87. One person switching to public transit can reduce daily carbon emissions by 20 pounds, or more than 4,800 pounds in a year.</li></ul>*Source: American Public Transit Association<br />
  88. 88. Just nice to do?<br />OR can you harness<br />the market value of<br />these “nice to do” <br />activities<br />and put them <br />to work for <br />your business?<br />SHOULD YOU?<br />
  89. 89.
  90. 90. Growing the business by greening…<br />9/10 US Consumers<br />Think that Environmental Responsibility is important… and expect companies to do most of the heavy lifting.<br />*Source: AMP Agency survey, July 2008<br />
  91. 91. Consumers say…<br />After learning of a company&apos;s <br />environmental commitment<br /><ul><li>57% say they are likely to trust the company
  92. 92. 60% are likely to purchase its products
  93. 93. 58% are likely to recommend the company or its products to others
  94. 94. More than half (53%) say they factor a company’s social and environmental activities into their purchasing decisions.</li></ul>*Source: AMP Agency survey, July 2008<br />
  95. 95.
  96. 96. Planning is Everything!<br />1. Define Purpose<br /><ul><li>Mission
  97. 97. Vision
  98. 98. Values</li></ul>2. Understand Environment<br /><ul><li>Issues
  99. 99. Concerns</li></ul>4. Identify Risk<br />3. Determine Outcomes<br /><ul><li>Obstacles
  100. 100. Consequences
  101. 101. Goals
  102. 102. Priorities</li></ul>5. Evaluate Alternatives<br /><ul><li>Strategies
  103. 103. Initiatives</li></ul>6. Assign Action<br /><ul><li>Objectives
  104. 104. Assign Responsibility</li></li></ul><li>Change isn’t that simple, is it?!<br />
  105. 105. Start with low hanging fruit!<br />
  106. 106. SBDC for <br />Enterprise Excellence<br />Dana Weddle<br />817.272.5935<br />dweddle@uta.edu<br />Tom Pryor<br />817.272.5930<br />tpryor@uta.edu<br />www.SBDCExcellence.org<br />

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