Checklist for Making Your Office Greener



A Green Office

  • Has an energy-efficient heating and cooling system.
    Look for a 3 to 4 star rating system that complies with Energy Australia’s ‘green guide policy’. A 4 star rating offers better efficiency and also helps you save money. See www.energyrating.gov.au/.
  • Utilises efficient sources of lighting, especially natural light.
    Natural lighting is better on eyes and reduces the need for artificial lighting during sunny hours of the day. This will bring energy costs down.
  • Practices the three R’s “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”
    Create a Three R’s Culture throughout the office by offering incentives to staffers and departments for reducing waste by recycling. Also think about managing water use when it is time to upgrade bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Opts for supplies and equipment made from partially-recycled and environmentally-friendly materials.
    The Evolution mat by ALSCO is made in part with recycled materials. Paper supplies, office furniture and appliances are all available with green features today.
  • Switches all computers, printers and appliances off at night.
    One work computer switched off on nights and weekends can burn up to 300 pounds of CO2 emissions LESS than a computer that is left on 24/7. Visit http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/commonly-lefton-appliances.html for more information about the amount of power used by commonly left on appliances.

Alsco Evolution Mats

A bright office will benefit both employees and customers; this will give everyone a very good impression. Get to know more about Alsco Evolution Mats. Our Dust Control & Floor Protection Mats, Wet Area Mats, Anti-Fatigue Mats, Personal Mats, Message Mats and the Alsco added the new Eco Mat — all are made from recycled eco-friendly materials.

Seriously, contact Alsco representatives! You’ve Got Nothing To Lose.

 

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