It pays to think about eco-efficiency when you’re considering buying new business tools or products. These tips range from inexpensive items to longer-term investments and will significantly reduce your power, water and waste costs.
1. Refit your business or office with green building materials
Select sustainable construction materials and products by checking reused and recycled content, level of toxicity, recyclability, durability, longevity and where it was produced. Consider installing sub-meters for electricity and water.
2. Install energy-efficient area lighting with task lighting
Replace the common T8 fluorescent tubes with more efficient T5s and use compact fluorescent lights where applicable.
3. Replace equipment with energy-efficient models
Make sure your new equipment is based on the latest Energy Start rating - refer to www.energyrating.gov.au for more information. Using energy-efficient office equipment can reduce energy consumption of individual products by more than half.
For more FAQs visit the ecoBiz fact sheet and learn how you can start saving in your business.