Downtown Lexington Partnership

The Downtown Lexington Partnership (DLP) is the umbrella Downtown organization formed in the 4th quarter of 2017 to provide a single point of contact and accountability and a coordinated approach to Downtown revitalization and management. The Downtown Lexington Corporation (DLC) and Lexington Downtown Development Authority (LDDA), two long operating organizations, fall directly under the DLP umbrella and are managed by a common board of directors known as the Downtown Lexington Board of Directors. A third organization, the Downtown Lexington Management District (DLMD), has a separate board of directors that contracts with the Downtown Lexington Partnership to manage its programs and services.

Current Sustainable Practices

Sustainability Management and the Green Team

  • Designate a Sustainability Coordinator or Green Team responsible for
    managing sustainability initiatives.
  • Provide time for quarterly updates from Sustainability Coordinator in upper management meetings.

Awareness, Education, and Outreach

  • Provide a sustainability information board in a common area such as a break room or kitchen.
  • Include a sustainability statement and training in all new hire materials.
  • Sponsor an environmental booth at an existing community event.

Energy Efficiency

  • Establish a power-down policy and checklist that includes items such as shutting off lights at night.
  • Replace incandescent or CFL lights with LED lights 25-50%
    replacement.
  • Establish a policy for purchasing that requires Energy Star rated appliances and electronics.
  • 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.
  • Insulate roof to control energy loss.
  • Daylight work spaces wherever possible.

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.

Water Quality

  • Establish a policy for proper disposal of fats, oils, and grease, distribute to staff, and post in key areas.

Sustainable Purchasing

  • Establish a policy for reducing the toxic chemicals/materials in your workplace.
  • Establish a policy to purchase non-Styrofoam cups and plates for use at the workplace or at events.
  • Establish a policy for purchasing locally, if available.
  • Establish a policy for purchasing environmentally-friendly cleaning products.

Transportation Efficiency

  • 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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