Though a small consideration in the sustainability planning of the company, smarter landscaping will add value and enjoyment while lowering costs. Once again, Going Green is not only better for the environment. It is also a smart business decision.
Your building has hundreds of small cracks or holes that were never intended. Buildings are generally not built to exact tolerences. Air gaps are found around the foundation and floor, around windows and doors, and most places where wires and pipes make their entry
I travel a great deal, and that means that I stay in a number of hotels. I tend to pay attention to the reality of Green programs wherever I go. I was recently in a Holiday Inn in Baton Rogue where I saw this one. The coffee service in the room came from the Rainforest Alliance. Not a bad thing really, so let’s give them credit. I also note that my room had CFL bulbs. [...]
I was reminded of this issue when I visited yet another hotel where I found the customer notice, “Help Save Water, Help Save the World.” Essentially, it instructed the guests to throw used towels on the floor so that not all towels need to be laundered. Other times we are told to not request bed linen changes every day. Neither request is a problem for me, so I accept the challenge to be a [...]
The truth is no one really has a handle on Green IT, but we know that it is hiding out there somewhere. The problem is that the techies are trying to make it “technical” by talking about more efficient programming, servers, and cloud technology.
Going Green becomes a way of life if you keep the vision in place long enough. It helps to have a Green officer appointed for your firm and train your staff with the Green Awareness program. Rather than seeing the process as an imposition, those that build a Green program will reap the best rewards.
The Green Supply Chain concept stresses looking at the vulnerable elements of the goods that a company might require. One of the popular issues is to reduce the amount of packaging, but that is not all there is to a serious program.