Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge
Burnaby Board of Trade Pledge

ScanHouse Canada

ScanHouse Canada

6930 Palm Ave.
Burnaby,BC
V5J 4M3
http://www.scanhouse.ca/
604 670-6070

To reduce the burden on energy consumption, waste producing, and environmental footprint

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
  • Look for leaks in building’s exterior to make sure you’re not losing energy through the front doors
  • Use laptops whenever possible
  • Consider using multi-user CPU computing
  • Specify 80 plus power supply when ordering computers
  • Install programmable water thermostats
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
  • Provide refrigerated drinking water
travel
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Provide one washroom facility where the door can be locked for cyclist/runners to freshen up
  • Educate driving staff (fleet management) on efficient driving techniques
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
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Recycle hazardous waste
  • Conduct a waste audit
  • Implement a policy of zero waste in office
  • Establish a food composting station in the kitchen
  • Develop a policy of purchasing non-toxic cleaning materials
purchasing
  • Purchase FSC Certified or 100% post consumer recycled paper
  • Purchase used items whenever possible
  • Purchase long life, re-fillable and re-usable products
  • Choose green eco friendly printers
  • Choose products that don’t produce a lot of waste
  • Introduce a policy that supports green and sustainable products
  • Support the local economy by buying local
  • Choose products that reduce or eliminate pollution and toxins
  • Consider employee health and safety when choosing suppliers


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