Pedal Power Bike Shop

Lexington bike shop since 1973.

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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

  • Host annual trainings or workshops to educate employees about sustainability issues, policies and procedures.
  • Provide volunteers for community environmental projects annually.
  • Host an environmental event at your location.
  • 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 lights with compact fluorescent lights (CFLs)- 75-100% replacement.
  • 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.
  • Perform external lighting audit.
  • 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.

Water Conservation

  • Install water efficient toilets in all of the restrooms.

Water Quality

  • Before washing parking lots, sweep debris/litter and do not use cleaners.

Urban Forestry and Landscapes

  • Remove all invasive species from property.

Transportation Efficiency

  • Hold an employee seminar highlighting alternative modes of transportation.
  • Install a bike rack with sufficient space for at least 10% of your employees.
  • Install weather-protected bike storage (indoor or outdoor).
  • Participate in a bike to work challenge.
  • Place bicycle storage closer than any other designated parking spot.

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