At Work: The Building Ideas to fight climate change & save the environment
605 If your structure supports it use green roof Read More
623 Install automatic room-lighting controls
624 Make sure that bulbs, fixtures, lenses, lamps & other surfaces are cleaned regularly
625 Install motion-sensor switches on lights in little used areas
626 Remind others to turn out the lights and turn off equipment when they leave.
627 Remove lamps where you have more lighting than you really need
628 Use task lighting instead of overhead lighting Read More
630 Replace the incandescent floodlight bulbs with LED lights
631 Install skylights for natural lighting Read More
632 When buying company-owned vehicles compare fuel economy Read More
634 Install programmable thermostats in your office or business
635 Install locked cover on thermostat to prevent employees from changing the settings
636 Set temperature at 70 - 72 in the winter and A/C at 74 - 76 in the summer.
637 Close off and insulate unneeded windows and other openings
638 Gradually turn down the temperature on the hot water heater at work
639 Wrap the hot water tank at work with insulation to reduce heat loss from the tank.
640 Keep your exterior and freight doors closed as much as possible
641 Compare the energy requirements of office equipment Read More
642 Carefully evaluate energy consumption when buying or replacing industrial equipment
643 Using heavy equipment during off peak hours, is a good way to save energy.
644 Install ceiling and wall insulation in your business.
645 Have employees use lap top computers that use up to 80 percent less energy
646 Turn off your office equipment when not in use
647 Smart power strips sense presence of office workers & turn equipment off Read More
648 Turn off business machines and industrial equipment when not in use.
776 Bioswale your landscaping Read More
857 Use environmentally friendly cleaning supplies
858 Ask hired cleaning companies for the sustainability statement and certifications
867 Replace all lighting with LEDs
869 Buy from local vendors whenever possible
870 Replace toilets with low flow toilets
871 Install low flow faucets
873 Have signage by all receptacles showing what can be discarded and what can't
883 Improve air quality by using plants Read More
931 Use zone heating and cooling throughout the building
936 Make sure all mechanical equipment is properly maintained
951 Install a commercial wind turbine DEBATE And More
1159 Don't put address on business card - let people communicate with you electronically