Perspectives, Inc.

Perspectives Inc. is a privately owned independent paint, wall coverings, blinds, shutters and window treatments retailer in Lexington, Ky. In business since January 1980, we are the leader in our area in providing a large selection of quality decorating products to our customers both commercial & residential. Perspectives has been listed on INC magazine’s list of the 500 fastest growing, privately owned companies in the United States. Perspectives continues to grow and expand our product lines while still maintaining our personal touch in customer service.

Our 7000 square foot showroom allows us to display all of our products in a comfortable, easy to browse area. With on site warehousing space of over 20,000 square feet, we maintain inventory to fill most stock orders immediately. Our Special Order Department places orders direct to the manufacturer each weekday, ensuring that your order will be filled as quickly as possible.

The staff at Perspectives has combined experience of over 200 years in supplying paint and decorating products. There are several degreed Designers/Decorators on staff and available for in-store and on-site consultation. In addition, most have been certified by the PDRA (Paint and Decorating Retailers Association) in one or more areas of expertise: Paint, Wallcoverings, Blinds, Shutters, Window Treatments, and Faux Finishing.

We pledge to meet your budget & exceed your expectations!  Promise!

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Current Sustainable Practices

Sustainability Management and the Green Team

  • Designated a Sustainability Coordinator responsible for managing sustainability initiatives.
  • Holds quarterly Green Team meetings.
  • Provides time for quarterly updates from Sustainability Coordinator in upper management meetings.

Awareness, Education, and Outreach

  • Includes sustainability tips in a monthly newsletter.
  • Provides a sustainability information board in a common area such as a break room or kitchen.
  • Includes a sustainability statement and training in all new hire materials.
  • Provides volunteers for community environmental projects annually.

Energy Efficiency

  • Established a power-down policy and checklist that includes items such as shutting off lights at night.
  • Set water heater thermostats to a maximum of 120 degrees or install an inline water heater.
  • Apply for energy credits, rebates or incentives.
  • Replace incandescent or CFL lights with LED lights 25-50% replacement.
  • Upgrade all Exit signs to LED.
  • Achieve a year-over reduction in energy usage from the baseline of at least 5%.
  • Establish a regular filter maintenance policy for your HVAC system.
  • Have your HVAC system evaluated every 2 years by a certified service provider.
  • Establish a dress code that encourages employees to dress for thermal comfort.
  • Install power strips for computers and equipment to power down during non-business hours.
  • Install programmable thermostats and use them to adjust temperature during unoccupied hours.
  • Install occupancy sensors in bathrooms, meeting room, and other infrequently used areas.
  • Install or upgrade to energy efficient fans.
  • Insulate roof to control energy loss.
  • Install efficiency-rated HVAC of minimum standard SEER rating of 14.0.
  • Take measures to insulate HVAC system and ductwork to minimize heat loss.
  • Assess building envelope and address any leaks.

Waste Reduction and Recycling

  • Implement a basic recycling program.
  • Provide clearly marked recycling bins at work stations and/or in common areas. Recycling bins must be paired with a waste bin.
  • Train and require janitorial service or staff responsible for cleaning to segregate waste and recyclable materials.
  • Use reusable mugs and dishware instead of disposable plates, cups, and utensils.
  • Establish a policy for environmentally friendly printing such as two-sided printing, reusing copy paper, and electronic document sharing.
  • Establish an electronic waste policy that diverts all e-waste away from landfill.
  • Replace at least 50% of paper stock with post-consumer recycled paper.

Water Quality

  • Establish a policy for proper hazardous waste and chemical disposal.
  • Establish a policy for proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease, distribute to staff, and post in key areas.
  • Install outdoor ash trays to prevent cigarette litter, and make pocket ash trays available to staff who smoke.

Urban Forestry and Landscapes

  • Participate in a community reforestation project.
  • Establish a native species-only plant replacement policy for tree and shrub planting.
  • Remove all invasive species from property.

Sustainable Purchasing

  • Establish a policy for reducing the toxic chemicals/materials in your workplace.
  • Establish a policy for purchasing locally, if available.
  • Establish a policy for purchasing environmentally-friendly cleaning products.

Transportation Effciency

  • Establish and implement a no-idling policy.
  • Adopt a telecommuting option and make it available to employees.
  • Install weather-protected bike storage (indoor or outdoor).

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