Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

British Columbia Institute of Technology

British Columbia Institute of Technology

3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby,BC
V5G 3H2
http://www.bcit.ca
604-456-1148

BCIT values sustainability.

energy
  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Turn off workplace electronics when not in use
  • Install motion sensors or timers on light switches
  • Install ENERGY STAR® rated lighting and equipment
  • Put reminder stickers on light switches to turn them off
  • Optimize heating and cooling systems (21 Celsius when occupied 16 Celsius when unoccupied)
  • Use natural lighting whenever possible
  • Unblock heat flows by moving furniture
  • Switch from incandescent to CFL, HID or LED lighting
water
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Install an instant water heater in your kitchen so you don’t have to let the water run
  • Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks
  • Don’t forget hidden water use costs, like energy for pumping, heating and cooling, chemical treatment, and damage and sewer expenses.
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
travel
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Share ride-matching service to form carpools
  • Provide secure bicycle parking facilities for employees
  • Provide casual bicycle parking on-site for clients
  • Provide one washroom facility where the door can be locked for cyclist/runners to freshen up
  • Share trip planning tools – TransLink trip planner, Next Bus, Mobile Site/Apps, cycling route planner
  • Engage employees in regional campaigns like Bike to Work Week, Carpool Hero, etc.
  • Use webinars, video and teleconferencing
waste
  • Set printers to ‘double sided’
  • Print only necessary documents
  • Send memos, quotes and invoices electronically
  • Minimize paper usage in meetings
  • Provide recycle stations at key locations
  • Subscribe to online newspapers and magazines
  • Set up a recycle station for items accepted through Return-it and Foam-only
  • Donate outdated electronics
  • Recycle hazardous waste
purchasing
  • Purchase eco friendly bulk cleaning supplies

 

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