Why The Sustainable Optical Office? Because it makes marketing and financial sense.
#1 Reason: Embracing sustainability is the right thing to do.
#2 Reason. It’s Risk Free. You will eventually have to go green, to remain compliant with laws. Why not start now?
#3 Reason: Improve operational efficiently mean how hard is to turn off the lights?
#4. Reason: Reduce Environmental Impact. How bad can that be?
#5 Reason: Enhances marketability. Did you know that a survey by GFK Roper consulting found that 79% of a companies environmental practices influenced their buying decisions? Based upon that statistic wouldn’t it make sense to become a sustainable office now, before your competition does?
As much as you may think the ‘Green Thing’ is not going to effect you, this is a fad, please think again. There is legislation in each state banning plastic bottles and bags. Your energy bills will go up to pay for the clean up of toxins in the environment (including plastic bags), Every person who pays taxes is paying to pick up the litter on the roads and freeways. I believe the last quote was 27 Million Dollars a year in California alone. So if you are a taxpayer, you are paying and will continue to pay to clean up the environment. So why not do your part now?
How to Green your Office? Start Simple
Step #1 is to call for an energy audit. Every energy company will come out for free and give you energy recommendation.
Step #2 is have a staff meeting. It is always advisable to have buy- in from your staff.
Make of list of what is achievable now.
- Turn off Computers at night
- Turn off lights
- Unplug appliances not in use.
- Change the light- bulbs.
- Place recycle bins in every room
- Come up with ways to reduce and Reuse.
Step #3 Put up a sign in your office:
‘Our office has made a commitment to the environment. We appreciate your understanding as we try to go paperless, minimize our water-usage and recycle as much as we can. We welcome your input, and thank you for your support in this important life change. ‘