Office Space

5 ways to Green Your Office Space

Want to know how to green-up your office space? Think building efficiency, heating and cooling systems, toilets, sinks, and showers, as well as indoor air quality and lighting.

Transform your office space inside and out with these top five tips, but don’t stop there. Get your hands really dirty with our complete GreenYour office space guide.

  1. Replace T12 fluorescent lamps with T5 or T8 bulbs

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    These bulbs are upwards of 40 percent more efficient, saving you energy and cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

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  2. Install high-efficiency toilets

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    High-efficiency toilets (HETs) use less than 1.6 gallons of water per flush (gpf) and can save over 4,000 gallons of water per person per year.

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  3. Get your building LEED-certified

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    Whether you're building new or retrofitting your older building, The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification system can help guide you through beneficial green upgrades.

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  4. Install a programmable thermostat

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    Automate your building's temperature by installing one of these inexpensive money savers.

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  5. Buy low- or no-VOC latex paint

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    Cover your walls with non-toxic, emissions-free color. It's beautiful and healthier.

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