- Use print release techniques on your printers. (minimize paper wastage from wrong printing)
- Include 'switching of lights during lunch hour' into your office protocol
- Set all electronic equipment to energy saving mode
- Try to maximize the presence of natural light in your office by keeping blinds and curtains open, and keeping windows unobstructed.
- Avoid switching on lights in areas where natural light is abundantly available
- Encourage staff to set PCs/laptops to energy-saving mode after 10 minutes of inactivity
- Set air conditioning to at least 25°C
- Install motion-sensor lighting at less utilized areas
Waste & Management Recycling
- Carry out a recycling drive in office. Set up recycling bins and educate staff on recycling procedures
- Engage a proper recycling company as an assigned vendor to collect recycled waste as well as used office equipment, and toner cartridges and bottles
- Set office printers to automatic double-sided printing mode to save on paper consumption
- Set office print option to black & white printing to consume less ink
- Link fax machines to email to reduce the printing of documents
- Make mugs and washable cutlery freely available in the pantry, to help staff use fewer disposable cups and cutlery
- Aim for a paperless office environment. Store your files in digital databases, and print documents only when necessary
- When purchasing office supplies and equipment, look out for environmentally preferable options that are independently certified by eco-labelling schemes.
- Use teleconferencing and videoconferencing technologies to reduce overseas travel for business meetings.
- If you need to drive to work, meetings or lunch, carpool with colleagues
- Consider local green certification (Project: Eco Office, BCA Green Mark, Green Label etc) Click here to find out more to the cause.
- Explore your own creativity to reuse and recycle household items you no longer need.
You can check out more actions your organisation can take here.