Greener Office Master Checklist by abstraks

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 #   Why/Buy/Be/Sell/   S Greener Office Tactic                                                                              Already    Done Not Done    Not      DESCRIBE ANY STEPS YOU WILL      Mark     Tactic Owner Target
     Tell Green.        D [S = Starting a new greener office program; D = Developing your greener office program;             Done     [Some            Applic-   TAKE TO IMPLEMENT THIS TACTIC X for New                Completion
                        L L = Leading your industry in greening office environments]                                                   Offices]          able     IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS           Tactics                Date (<1yr)

 1   Why Green?         S Create an in-house "Green Team" responsible for overseeing green initiatives, including greener
                          office activities - meet at least quarterly
 2   Why Green?         S Identify your most "significant" environmental impacts and decide the priorities of your greener
                          office program
 3   Why Green?         S Create a simple financial model to track the economic costs and benefits of implementing basic
                          changes that help green your office purchasing and practices
 4   Why Green?         S Develop a basic green purchasing policy covering at least office supplies, batteries, furniture,
                          electronics
 5   Why Green?         S Conduct a basic waste stream audit to better understand the type and volume of items you are
                          recycling and sending to landfill
 6   Why Green?         S Conduct a basic energy audit to better understand energy use in your office

 7   Why Green?         S Develop a solid waste reduction policy, focused on your high-volume office wastes

 8   Why Green?         S Develop a green cleaning policy covering all cleaning supplies purchased

 9   Why Green?         D Download the US Green Building Council's LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations and
                          Maintenance Reference Guide and consider Registering
10 Why Green?           D Download ISO14001 Guidelines for Environmental Management Systems, and consider
                          registering
11 Why Green?           D Calculate the "carbon footprint" of your office electricity

12 Why Green?           L Establish Environmental Key Performance Indicators to track the success of your Greener
                          Office Program [Or add Greener Office sub-indicators to any existing metrics)
13 Why Green?           L Develop an Environmental Management System (excel-based or software) that tracks key
                          performance indicators against all aspects of your greener office program
14 Why Green?           L Register for US Green Building Council's LEED for Existing Buildings: Operations &
                          Maintenance program, and start pursuing implementation
15 Why Green?           L Create an ISO14001 Project Implementation team and start moving towards Certification
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 #   Why/Buy/Be/Sell/   S Greener Office Tactic                                                                                Already    Done Not Done    Not      DESCRIBE ANY STEPS YOU WILL      Mark     Tactic Owner Target
     Tell Green.        D [S = Starting a new greener office program; D = Developing your greener office program;               Done     [Some            Applic-   TAKE TO IMPLEMENT THIS TACTIC X for New                Completion
                        L L = Leading your industry in greening office environments]                                                     Offices]          able     IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS           Tactics                Date (<1yr)

16 Buy Green            S Use minimum 30% Post Consumer Recycled as a default paper for standard black & white
                          printing and copying
17 Buy Green            S Purchase Remanufactured Ink & Toner cartridges for at least 40% of total expenditure on Ink &
                          Toner cartridges used
18 Buy Green            S Ensure at least 80% copy paper (virgin paper or virgin part of recycled) is from certified forests
                          under a credible responsible forestry scheme
19 Buy Green            S Purchase refillable writing instruments and make refills conveniently available for quick
                          replacement by office employees
20 Buy Green            S Buy rechargeable batteries instead of alkaline for at least 40% of total spend on batteries, and
                          provide Battery Rechargers in central locations
21 Buy Green            S Buy recycling solutions - bins, bags or boxes for all high volume office wastes

22 Buy Green            S Select environmentally preferable options for high volume office supplies such as file folders,
                          letter pads and envelopes (Choose Private Brand to save Money)
23 Buy Green            S Buy Energy Star labelled electronics and appliances for at least 40% of total expenditure on
                          electronics and appliances
24 Buy Green            S Buy LCD panels or laptops for at least 40% of total expenditure on monitors and
                          desktop/notebook computers
25 Buy Green            S Buy Power-Strips with an on-off switch for each computer

26 Buy Green            S Buy Solar Powered Cell-Phone Chargers for Executives who travel extensively

27 Buy Green            S Buy low-mercury Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) as replacements for all employee desk-
                          lamps that still have incandescent bulbs
28 Buy Green            S Purchase FSC-certified solid wood furniture for at least 40% of total expenditure on furniture

29 Buy Green            S Purchase furniture made of recycled composite board for at least 40% of total expenditure on
                          furniture
30 Buy Green            S Buy Green Guard / SCS Indoor Advantage certified furniture for at least 40% of total expenditure
                          on furniture
31 Buy Green            S Buy only water based and Certified Non-Toxic highlighters, markers and other writing
                          instruments
32 Buy Green            S Buy only certified non-toxic green cleaners

33 Buy Green            S Buy Unbleached or Processed Chlorine-Free items for at least 40% of total
                          breakroom/bathroom paper purchases
34 Buy Green            S Buy bio-based or biodegradable dishware, utensils and cups for at least 40% of total
                          expenditure on food-related disposables
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 #   Why/Buy/Be/Sell/   S Greener Office Tactic                                                                              Already    Done Not Done    Not      DESCRIBE ANY STEPS YOU WILL      Mark     Tactic Owner Target
     Tell Green.        D [S = Starting a new greener office program; D = Developing your greener office program;             Done     [Some            Applic-   TAKE TO IMPLEMENT THIS TACTIC X for New                Completion
                        L L = Leading your industry in greening office environments]                                                   Offices]          able     IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS           Tactics                Date (<1yr)

35 Buy Green            S Track greener office purchases and hit a target 40% of total spend on office consumables that
                          meet your green purchasing policy
36 Buy Green            S Track greener office purchases and hit a target 60% of total spend on office consumables that
                          meet your green purchasing policy
37 Buy Green            D Track greener office purchases and hit a target 80% of total spend on office consumables that
                          meet your green purchasing policy
38 Buy Green            D Use 100% Post Consumer Recycled as a default paper for standard black & white printing and
                          copying
39 Buy Green            D Purchase Remanufactured Ink & Toner cartridges for at least 80% of total expenditure on Ink &
                          Toner cartridges used
40 Buy Green            D Purchase Renewable Energy Credits or Carbon Offsets to balance 25% of the carbon emissions
                          related to office electricity usage
41 Buy Green            D Purchase Renewable Energy Credits or Carbon Offsets to balance 50% of the carbon emissions
                          related to office electricity usage
42 Buy Green            D Purchase Renewable Energy Credits or Carbon Offsets to balance 75% of the carbon emissions
                          related to office electricity usage
43 Buy Green            D Go "Carbon Neutral" by purchasing Renewable Energy Credits or Carbon Offsets to balance
                          100% of the carbon emissions related to office electricity usage
44 Buy Green            D Buy EPEAT-registered (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, www.epeat.net)
                          technology for least 40% of total expenditure on electronics
45 Buy Green            L For food and beverage purchases, buy organic, local or fairtrade items for at least 25% of total
                          expenditure on food and beverage
46 Buy Green            L Buy LED lightbulbs as replacements for all employee desk-lamps that still have incandescent
                          bulbs
47 Buy Green            L Do a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) analysis on your high-volume purchases of office supplies,
                          technology and furniture
48 Buy Green            L Add TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) criteria to your Environmental Purchasing Policy

49 Buy Green            L Calculate the Lifecycle Environmental Impacts / Benefits of your high volume office purchases

50 Buy Green            L Add Lifecycle Environmental Impact-based criteria to your Environmental Purchasing Policy
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 #   Why/Buy/Be/Sell/   S Greener Office Tactic                                                                               Already    Done Not Done    Not      DESCRIBE ANY STEPS YOU WILL      Mark     Tactic Owner Target
     Tell Green.        D [S = Starting a new greener office program; D = Developing your greener office program;              Done     [Some            Applic-   TAKE TO IMPLEMENT THIS TACTIC X for New                Completion
                        L L = Leading your industry in greening office environments]                                                    Offices]          able     IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS           Tactics                Date (<1yr)

51 Be Green by          S Activate duplexing to do double sided copying and printing as default on all capable machines
   Reducing Waste
52 Be Green by          S Provide each employee with a reusable hot-beverage mug (with your company logo)
   Reducing Waste
53 Be Green by          S Minimize hot-beverage related waste by providing bulk-packaged powered creamers and bulk-
   Reducing Waste         packaged sugars instead of individually packaged options
54 Be Green by          S Provide each employee with a refillable plastic bottle (with your company logo)
   Reducing Waste
55 Be Green by          S Ensure all employees have a desk-side paper recycling bin
   Reducing Waste
56 Be Green by          S Ensure all employees have access to a beverage bottle / can recycling at their desk or within 20
   Reducing Waste         feet of their desk
57 Be Green by          S Ensure all conference rooms and high-waste common areas have paper and beverage bottle /
   Reducing Waste         can recycling bins
58 Be Green by          S Ensure confidential paper taken for shredding is also recycled
   Reducing Waste
59 Be Green by          S Provide centralized access to receptacles for used printer toner cartridges.
   Reducing Waste
60 Be Green by          S Provide centralized access to receptacles for cell phone and rechargeable battery recycling
   Reducing Waste
61 Be Green by          D Recycle at least 50% by weight of end of life materials (ie weight materials recycled / weight to
   Reducing Waste         landfill + weight recycled > 50%)
62 Be Green by          D Recycle, reuse or donate at least 75% of "end of life" electronics and appliances
   Reducing Waste
63 Be Green by          D Eliminate use of styrofoam, plastic or paper-based dishware and provide reusable dishware and
   Reducing Waste         silverware in employee cafeterias
64 Be Green by          D Provide centralized access to receptacles for alkaline battery recycling
   Reducing Waste
65 Be Green by          L Provide a convenient solution for employees to recycle burned-out Compact Fluorescent Lights
   Reducing Waste         (CFLs)
66 Be Green by          L Provide a convenient composting option for employees to divert food waste from landfill
   Reducing Waste
67 Be Green by          L Recycle at least 70% by weight of end of life materials (ie weight materials recycled / weight to
   Reducing Waste         landfill + weight recycled > 70%)
68 Be Green by          L Establish a Zero Waste Goal, and engage a Waste Management & Recycling Company to help
   Reducing Waste         you achieve this goal
69 Be Green by          L Remove garbage cans from employee desks and provide them only in central areas - making
   Reducing Waste         recycling convenient, and wasting difficult
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 #   Why/Buy/Be/Sell/   S Greener Office Tactic                                                                                Already    Done Not Done    Not      DESCRIBE ANY STEPS YOU WILL      Mark     Tactic Owner Target
     Tell Green.        D [S = Starting a new greener office program; D = Developing your greener office program;               Done     [Some            Applic-   TAKE TO IMPLEMENT THIS TACTIC X for New                Completion
                        L L = Leading your industry in greening office environments]                                                     Offices]          able     IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS           Tactics                Date (<1yr)

70 Be Green by          S Reduce conventional commuting trips by promoting biking and providing free / subsidized
   Reducing Fuel          access to showers, lockers and bike-locking
71 Be Green by          S Reduce conventional commuting trips by providing employee discounts on public transport
   Reducing Fuel
72 Be Green by          S Reduce conventional commuting trips by promoting Carpooling and making it easy for staff to
   Reducing Fuel          find car-pool options
73 Be Green by          S Reduce delivery frequency of office supplies shipments by at least 40 percent (Daily to twice a
   Reducing Fuel          week / Twice a week to once a week)
74 Be Green by          D Reduce conventional commuting trips by facilitating staff access to Car-Sharing services such
   Reducing Fuel          as Zip Car or I-go
75 Be Green by          D Estimate carbon emissions from commuting and purchase carbon offsets or Renewable Energy
   Reducing Fuel          in recognition of 100% of these emissions
76 Be Green by          S Reduce power consumption of computers, copiers and printers by implementing energy-efficient
   Reducing Energy        standby power settings
77 Be Green by          S Ensure the majority of employees turn computers and electronics off when they leave their office
   Reducing Energy        or cube
78 Be Green by          S Ensure the majority of employees turn lights off when they leave their office or cube
   Reducing Energy
79 Be Green by          S Encourage employee use of stairs instead of elevators, when possible
   Reducing Energy
80 Be Green by          D Install motion detectors that automatically turn lights on and off in rooms and areas that receive
   Reducing Energy        infrequent traffic
81 Be Green by          D Install lighting control systems that allow staff to control their own lighting by area
   Reducing Energy
82 Be Green by          D Install software that centrally shuts-down office technology on a pre-determined schedule
   Reducing Energy
83 Be Green by          D Install software that centrally switches off office lighting on a pre-determined schedule
   Reducing Energy
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OFFICES COVERED                                                                                                               Greener Office Checklist
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 #   Why/Buy/Be/Sell/   S Greener Office Tactic                                                                               Already    Done Not Done    Not      DESCRIBE ANY STEPS YOU WILL      Mark     Tactic Owner Target
     Tell Green.        D [S = Starting a new greener office program; D = Developing your greener office program;              Done     [Some            Applic-   TAKE TO IMPLEMENT THIS TACTIC X for New                Completion
                        L L = Leading your industry in greening office environments]                                                    Offices]          able     IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS           Tactics                Date (<1yr)

84 Sell Green           S Run pilots on green office products to help end-users and purchasers to evaluate the quality

85 Sell Green           S Recognize individuals in your organization who actively practice and promote greener office
                          behaviour
86 Sell Green           S Host an focused educational session on greening the office and reducing energy and waste

87 Sell Green           S Create posters, promotional products and other daily reminders to go green at the office

88 Sell Green           S Develop a communication to encourage staff to circulate documents electronically and reduce
                          unnecessary printing
89 Sell Green           D Develop and complete a survey asking staff for feedback and suggestions related to greening
                          the office
90 Sell Green           D Work with Property Manager to maximize types of solid waste end-of-life materials collected for
                          recycling
91 Sell Green           D Work with Property Manager to train Janitorial Staff to ensure recyclables are actually recycled,
                          not thrown in the trash
92 Sell Green           L Work with Property Manager to install and communicate availability of bike-locks in or near the
                          building
93 Sell Green           L Work with Property Manager to Install energy-efficient hand dryers in all bathrooms to eliminate
                          paper towel waste
94 Sell Green           L Work with Property Manager to install water efficient faucets and toilets in the building

95 Sell Green           L Work with Property Manager to implement design changes to maximize the energy efficiency of
                          the office
96 Sell Green           L Work with Property Manager to create food composting process with local farmer or industrial
                          composting facility
97 Tell Green           S Create at least one national press release / short video outlining your Greener Office program

98 Tell Green           S Deliver at least one presentation at a national conference describing your Greener Office
                          program
99 Tell Green           D Create a dedicated web page / website describing your Greener Office program

100 Tell Green          L Create a Corporate Citizenship / CSR / Sustainability Report and include a section about your
                          Greener Office program
                                                                      Current Points [Without adding any new tactics]            0        0       0        0                    New Points to Target   0
                                                                                        Total Score Feasible (i.e. not N/A)     100                                 Target Score Post Implementation   0     Light Green Office = 30%
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Green Office = 60%
                                                                 Percentage of Feasible Tactics Currently Implemented           0%                                                Target Percentage    0%
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Dark Green Office = 90%

								
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