Queensland Health Green Office Resource Guide



In March 2009, the Carbon Management Unit of Queensland Health released a Green Office Resource Guide. The objective of this guide is to “provide staff of Queensland Health offices with the ability to embrace environmental values, leading to a more environmentally sustainable office environment.”

The manual provides simple guidelines that, while targeted at Queensland Health offices, are applicable to offices everywhere.

The Guidelines Provides

  • Ways to increase office energy efficiency
  • Develop sustainable procurement practices
  • Develop water conservation practices
  • Develop waste management procedures
  • Facilitate shifts in behavioural management
  • Develop a green office self-assessment monitoring and reporting guide

You can download the QLD Green Office Resource Guide here: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/carbon_management/green_office_guide.pdf


Cloth Towel Dispensers

Research shows that most people prefer to dry their hands using cloth towels.

Continuous cloth towel also offers significant environmental benefits: it has the lowest environmental impact of available hand drying systems.

Cabinet hand towel dispensers are unparalleled in terms of hygiene with separate chambers for the new and used portion of the towel, ensuring no contact.

Research has also shown cloth towels to be the most effective hand-drying technique at removing bacteria. Hygienic hand drying is an important step to clean hands.

Fresh & Clean can provide your premises with a fully managed cloth towel dispenser rental program, tailored to your individual requirements.

For more details, contact our representatives now! Alsco is here to help.

 

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Disclaimer – These articles are provided to supply general health, safety, and green information to people responsible for the same in their organisation. The articles are general in nature and do not substitute for legal and/or professional advice. We always suggest that organisations obtain information specific to their needs.