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Immediate Operational Actions
Within six months of signing the commitment, the firm will implement a minimum of four operational action items from the list provided. These actions will be undertaken while the long-term sustainability plan is in development.

Office Energy Use

  • Track and report energy use in the office
  • Install occupancy sensors in meeting rooms and other common spaces
  • Procurement of Energy Star rated equipment and appliances
  • Institute office-wide policy of shutting down computers when leaving the office
  • Replace any existing CRT monitors with LCD monitors
  • Replacement of incandescent lamps with fluorescent
  • Establish a timeline for ultimately purchasing 100% green power

Waste Reduction and Supplies

  • Reduce paper consumption by using electronic documents and forms
  • Reduce paper consumption by implementing printing polices (i.e. printing double-sided, print drafts on discarded paper)
  • Institute a firm-wide recycling policy
  • Implement policies for purchasing environmentally friendly office supplies
  • Implement policies for purchasing environmentally friendly kitchen supplies
  • Implement policies for purchasing environmentally friendly cleaning supplies
  • Implement policies for purchasing environmentally friendly office furniture

Transportation

  • Incentives for employees who ride share, walk, or bike
  • Establish a policy for fuel efficient rental cars for firm travel
  • Establish a policy for offsetting firm travel
  • Encourage telecommuting options for employees

Meeting Procedures

  • Use of paperless technology for agendas, handouts, and presentations
  • Encourage virtual meetings when possible
  • Establish an environmental policy to share with venues, vendors, and attendees for meetings
  • Encourage meeting participants to coordinate travel plans and share rides from the airport
   
 

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