We have been awarded a LiveSmart BC Certificate for the actions we have taken to improve our energy efficiency in the office. Over the past year, we’ve started composting our kitchen waste and all paper towels, implemented a sustainable purchase plan for office supplies, developed a more comprehensive recycling program, switched to reusable mugs and committed to turning of lights and heat when they are not in use.
And what’s next? Well, we’re planning to instal low-flow aerators on our taps, insulate our hot water pipes, hot water heaters and storage tanks and make some behavioral changes too, such as turning off our computer monitors when we’re not using them, manually turning down our heating when it’s not necessary and altering our blinds (open or closed) depending on the time of day and the season.
Small changes, we know. But that’s all it takes to make a big difference in our office energy efficiency.
Got suggestions for how we can continue to improve? Let us know in the comments.