Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

Darren Frew & Associates

Darren Frew & Associates – TEC Canada Chair
105 – 1675 Augusta Avenue
V5A 4S8

Darren Frew & Associates – TEC Canada Chair

105 – 1675 Augusta Avenue
V5A 4S8

My environmental footprint has been reduced substantially by working form home. I want to improve upon this even more.

  • Turn off lights when not in use
  • Turn off workplace electronics when not in use
  • 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
  • Maintain and replace caulking and weather stripping around windows and doors
  • Look for leaks in building’s exterior to make sure you’re not losing energy through the front doors
  • Use laptops whenever possible
  • Change old power bars to the latest current sensing power bars
  • Find out about energy saving financial incentives
  • Check all hoses, connectors, and faucets regularly for leaks
  • Provide refrigerated drinking water
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
  • Water dry spot by hand instead of running the whole irrigation system longer.
  • Discard water into plants instead of the drain
  • Shut off water to unused areas of your facility to eliminate waste from leaks or unmonitored use
  • Replace toilet tanks with low volume tanks
  • Install digitally controlled irrigation system
  • Use webinars, video and teleconferencing
  • Create a work from home (teleworking) option
  • Reduce air travel
  • Avoid in-vehicle air conditioning because it increases the fuel consumption of the car
  • Set printers to ‘double sided’
  • Print only necessary documents
  • Send memos, quotes and invoices electronically
  • Minimize paper usage in meetings
  • Subscribe to online newspapers and magazines
  • Donate outdated electronics
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Recycle hazardous waste
  • Implement a policy of zero waste in office
  • Implement a policy of not purchasing products that are disposable and over packaged.
  • Review packaging of products with a few to reducing packaging waste.
  • Consider leasing rather than purchasing products
  • Develop a policy of recycling toxic materials
  • Purchase FSC Certified or 100% post consumer recycled paper
  • Purchase used items whenever possible
  • Purchase long life, re-fillable and re-usable products
  • Choose products that don’t produce a lot of waste
  • Support the local economy by buying local
  • Choose products that reduce or eliminate pollution and toxins
  • Support products and services that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Consider biodiversity maintenance or improvement when producing or acquiring products and services
  • Consider wages and working conditions from suppliers when making purchasing decisions
  • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle when making purchasing decisions