Sustainability is a word that people can usually get behind. If you plan to purchase land for sale in Queensland with the hopes of developing it for business or commercial purposes, know that sustainability is going to be an important aspect of your ownership, from development to actual operations. Practicing sustainability in the workplace is good for the environment and can help you save money, so with this in mind, here are some considerations for property owners and managers for the business and commercial establishments that you intend to handle.
Reduction is the first critical step in waste prevention. To reduce effectively, you need to simplify your operations as much as possible. Wherever you can, make it a point to replace disposable products with reusable ones. Buy used whenever possible. When ordering products and equipment, make sure your business really needs it.
Ask employees to turn off the lights in rooms they don’t use. Set all computers to hibernate after 15 to 30 minutes of inactivity. Set your entire electrical system on a timer so that it shuts down on evenings and weekends when not in use. Insulate between heated and unheated areas. Plug air leaks in all potential openings including windows, doors, light switches, and even electrical outlets.
Many offices are discovering that the key to better organisation is to create a paperless work environment. If you can’t bring yourself to go zero on paper usage, minimise paper consumption by migrating much of its use to online applications.
Hire employees for the long term
Maintain your people, and be sure to train new employees on your company’s sustainability goals. High employee turnover can mean you’ll need to keep training new staff, which diverts your focus and energy from where it should be. Choose people who you think will share your vision and make sure they remain engaged and challenged.
Purchase energy efficient office equipment
Choose only office equipment with very high energy efficiency ratings. Even if they cost more upfront, the amount they help you save can make up the difference in the long run.
When shopping for land for sale in QLD, it pays to partner with a property company that values sustainability as much as you do. Land experts such as Lion Land Marketing consider sustainability a key element of their business strategy.
Office Sustainability Tips For Property Managers, CleanAlert.com
Green property: George Clarke’s top 20 ways to make your home eco-friendly, Telegraph.co.uk