Leading the Way
Save energy, sustainable travel, support local, protect nature, save water,
Leading the Way:
[ ] Install natural light sensors which will turn lights off automatically if the natural light in the area reaches a certain level.
[ ] Install low energy hand dryers.
[ ] Consider the installation of solar or thermal panels and a ground/air source heat pump.
[ ] Consider lighting from the perspective of avoiding light pollution and enhancing the dark skies.
[ ] Provide bike facilities for staff and visitors – bike parking, storage, shower
[ ] Install electric car charging points
[ ] When it’s time to replace vehicles consider hybrid or electric.
[ ] Where do you buy your key supplies? Could you develop a policy of buying x% of your suppliers from local producers within x miles of your business?
[ ] Consider changing to environmentally friendly and chlorine free cleaning products
[ ] Install a green roof to offer a wealth of eco-friendly gardening benefits. They can be used to plant and support the growth of vegetation as well as to attract insects and bees to populate and pollinate the surrounding area.
[ ] Create animal shelters for wildlife looking to explore, feed and possibly take shelter.
[ ] To reduce water wastage, fit tap aerators or flow controllers to existing taps, hoses and high-flow showers.
[ ] When replacing taps, think about automatic stop mechanisms e.g. push button or sensors.
Your Local Community
[ ] Which conservation or local charity projects do you/could you support?
[ ] Select minimally packaged goods or ask your supplier to remove unnecessary packaging or introduce reusable packaging.
[ ] Undertake a waste audit and then reduce unnecessary or wasteful purchasing.
[ ] When something breaks down, Google or YouTube how to fix it. Even obscure spare parts can often be bought online very cheaply.