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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.
  • Hold quarterly Green Team meetings.
  • 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.

Energy Efficiency

  • Replace incandescent or CFL lights with LED lights 76-100% replacement.
  • Upgrade all Exit signs to LED.
  • Install power strips for computers and equipment to power down during non-business hours.
  • Install occupancy sensors in bathrooms, meeting room, and other infrequently used areas.
  • Take measures to insulate HVAC system and ductwork to minimize heat 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.
  • Replace at least 50% of paper stock with post-consumer recycled paper.

Transportation Efficiency

  • Adopt a telecommuting option and make it available to employees.
  • Install a bike rack with sufficient space for at least 10% of your employees.
  • Install weather-protected bike storage (indoor or outdoor).
  • Place bicycle storage closer than any other designated parking spot.

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