40 Ways to Go Green
- Replace inefficient lamps with compact fluorescent lighting or LEDs.
- Turn off the lights in unoccupied rooms with occupancy sensors.
- Replace standard motors with NEMA® premium efficient motors.
- Replace older exit signage with LED or photoluminescent exit signs.
- Use ENERGY STAR rated products.
- Install adjustable frequency drives to increase motor efficiency.
- Upgrade from T12 lamps to energy efficient T8 or T5 without sacrificing light quality.
- Match efficient lighting with NEMA & RoHS Compliant ballasts.
- Partner with Grainger and Alliance Energy Solutions for turnkey, lighting retrofits.
- Upgrade to high efficiency air filters.
- Install waterless/low flow urinals to avoid unnecessary water use.
- Installing low-flow wash fountains help reduces water waste.
- Use low-flow sensor faucets to help regulate water use.
- Install aerators to help reduce water flow rates on existing faucets.
- Retrofit to touchless flush valves to help improve overall hygiene.
- Installing high efficiency toilets (HETs) can help save a significant amount of water.
- Using sprinkler timers can increase productivity and help you avoid wasting water.
- Drip Irrigation systems use between 30-50% less water than sprinkler irrigation.
- Using low-flow showerheads can help reduce water usage by up to 20%.
- Avoid water loss by repairing leaky plumbing.
- Use paper products with recycled content.
- Use trash can liners with recycled content.
- Provide recycling containers for all employees.
- Use recycling kits to properly dispose of fluorescent lamps, ballasts and batteries.
- Install lockers containing recycled content.
- Use rechargeable batteries to avoid unnecessary disposal.
- Purchase office break-room supplies that are made from recycled content or renewable resources.
- Using coreless products reduces waste from packaging.
- Encourage employees to Go Green with recycled content signs.
- Collect suggestions from employees with this recycled content suggestion box.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
- Use Green Seal and EcoLogo certified chemicals.
- Improve indoor air quality by using Greenguard certified chemicals.
- Use microfiber cloths from Tough Guy® while cleaning to reduce waste and excessive chemical use.
- Use vacuums and other items certified by the Carpet & Rug Institute.
- Use paints that are VOC compliant to keep your facility productive and free of toxins.
- Adhesives, Sealants and Tapes can save energy, but can also improve indoor air quality if they are low emitting.
- Utilize lubricants and other products certified by the USDA BioPreferred program.
- Use concentrated chemicals with ready-to-dispense cleaner systems to improve efficiency.
- Install entry-ways mats to minimize dust and dirt inside your facility.
- Monitor indoor air quality with an air quality meter.