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1. Transportation

Decrease green house gas emissions associated with employee transportation and delivery from 39.885 tons of CO2 in 2007 to 30 tons by 2010.

  • Minimize driving, encourage carpooling and the use of public transportation.
  • Fuel Efficient Company Cars: purchase or lease only hybrid vehicles in the future. Use fuel-efficient vehicles for delivery if possible.
  • Use Carbon footprint calculator to measure the CO2 footprint for improvement and offsetting. (
  • Offset Air travel emissions: Assess air miles traveled on business trips to determine environmental impact. Choose to purchase shipped material rather than aired material. (

2. Office Water Use

Decrease office water consumption.

  • Assess current office water use.
  • Install only water efficient plumbing fixtures.
  • Eliminate bottled-water, use filtered water or water-tank.
  • Install water filter-system (Brita, etc) rather than ordering water tank/bottled water.

3. Office Energy Use

Decrease office energy consumption and associated green house gas emissions.

  • Assess current energy consumption. (17.867 tones of building energy CO2/yr)
  • Reduce lighting energy consumption by switching to energy-saving light bulbs, and installing sky lights. Replace incandescent lamps with fluorescent lamps.
  • Replace CRT monitors with LCD monitors.
  • Educate employees to decrease consumption of energy in the shop.
  • Install proper insulation to save heat.
  • Educate employees of mercury content and how to properly discard CFLs (energy saving fluorescent light). (

4. Office Consumables

Minimize office waste and purchase of non-sustainable office supplies.

  • Assess current office procurement strategies.
  • Reduce-Reuse-Recycle.
  • Use only recycled paper/envelope/file, shipping/packaging material and reduce paper consumption by printing on both sides. (Improve % of recycled content by 30% in copy paper, 100% in bathroom/kitchen used products.)
  • Recycle shredded paper as packing and shipping materials.
  • Reuse packaging materials.
  • Only use 100% recycled toilet paper and paper towel.
  • Only use environmentally friendly kitchen supplies, and bio-detergent.
  • Only use environmentally friendly Janitorial supplies (non-toxic, biodegradable, and Green Seal products).
  • Chose environmentally friendly Office supplies and methods (refill ink etc.)
  • Incorporate an office recycling program and educate staff on recycling methods.

5. Recycle (Shop Consumable)

Minimize shop waste and purchase of non-recyclable and non-reusable materials.

Corporate Recycling Program

6. Reduction

Reduce the use of PVC, MDO, and Plywood.
Reduction by 50% in non-biodegradable or non-recyclable PVC use in the next five years.

  • Work with companies with environmental missions/statement and recycling programs. (Information available upon request.)
  • Encourage customers to use alternative sustainable options, (replace use of PVC with (EcoBoard) 100% recycled cardboard, biodegradable banner stock, FSC certified wood, (, etc).
  • Educate employees to minimize waste in production process.
  • Hire a stuff to help shape office policy, enforce new policy and educate clients on green alternatives.

7. Membership/Certification


  • Purchase green-certified products as much as possible and large purchases are made ideally from companies with environmental mission.
  • Actively involve with Green organizations locally and internationally. (Priority is a member of Build-it-Green, US Green Building Council.)
  • Familiarize employee with LEED program ( to enable to earn points with our products.
  • Attend meetings & workshops that educate in sustainable products and business.

U.S. Green Building Council Member

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