New to the community (and to Huddler!) and I'd love if all of you would share some of the tips you use to keep your office green. Hope to get some great ideas from everyone here at Green Home!
Cloth towels vs paper (waste) towels.
Counter top water filter system; allows for elimination of bottled water/plastic waste.
Ceramic cups/plates/silverware vs paper/plastic throwaway junk.
Designate one person (different every week) to turn off all the extraneous machines
at night before they leave; printers, cpu's, or have them smart switches on all
electrical equipment; one switch and it's off. (kitchen too).
Eliminate electric clocks, printing on one side only (use both sides) car pool,
install cfl's or led's, power down all elevators except one at night.
House plants, especially in winter, will add a bit of moisture to the air (and they
Small fans for air movement allow the "suits" to turn up the a/c a bit but you still
Recycling bins, "tele-work" from home if possible (saves gas emissions)
Depending on the deep pockets of the company: grey water capture, rain water
capture systems, settling ponds (nice area for planting more trees/flowers/attracting
There's a lot that can be done to reduce our collective consumption at the "office".
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Hi Eveyone, love the ideas for greening up the office. I also think LED light bulbs are a great way to save on energy in the long run. The bulbs last extremely long, limiting the need for replacement bulbs and reducing the waste heading to landfills, etc. Also no mercury!
The Tassimo coffee maker by Bosch is an energy efficient coffee maker that will allow you to make great coffee in the office and also further save on energy.
What about the office washroom? High efficiency, low-flow toilets can also help conserve water and green up the office. The Stealth 0.8GPF is a great product.
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It's the little things that can really have a big impact.
For example when leaving your desk turn off your screen.
Cloth towels in bathrooms instead of paper ones.
Making lunch at home and bringing it in a reusable container.
Arrange desks so that they receive the most natural light, this will mean that you will be able to work longer without turning the light on.
The biggest thing I think however is to make sure you don't just switch electronic items off but unplug them from the mains, then no electricity can be used by the equipment.
When leaving an office or moving make sure you use an office clearance company who are committed to environmentally issues.
I agree - small changes = big impact
You can read some of my eco tips here =>
Green Greetings from Jess x
As my dream is designing a totally green home from scratch, off the top of my mind is ....
1. Solar electricity
2. LED lighting (one of many reasons why I opted to work for a distributor of - wanted work in a pro-green industry)
3. Some form of a tinted window insert for the summer to reduce need for air-conditioning.
4. No-paper policy - electronic documents whenever possible.
5. Work from home incentives when applicable
6. Office furnishings that are eco compatible, and recyclable.
?? I doubt it's this simple, but those are my thoughts....