West Coast Pre Fab
Member Since: July 2020
3425 River Road, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K4, Canada
Prerequisites5/5
Community/Society0/174
Workplace/Culture3/301
Transportation79/461
Consumption/Waste77/557
Water Use66/407
Energy/Emissions123/978

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
To reduce scope 3 emissions, become a completely remote company, requiring no office space or regular transportation to/from work
75
50% of your power supply is from on-site renewable energy solutions (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.)
60
Use high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, like high efficiency toilets (HETs) and urinals (HEUs) to minimize water use and waste
48
Upgrade from older fluorescent T12, T8 and T5 lamps to LED alternatives
36
Implement a sustainability process and standard for all meetings, conferences, and events
25
Eliminate all single-use paper, styrofoam or plastic cups, plates, and utensils in the kitchen area. Use reusable mugs, dishes, and silverware instead
18
Plant native, region-friendly plants to minimize the impact on the local habitat and to limit the amount of irrigation water needed
18
Choose a pest control service that minimizes the use of toxic pesticides and the negative health effects on building occupants and the environment
16
Arrange the workspace to take advantage of areas with natural sunlight; design future spaces with natural lighting opportunities in mind
12
Purchase trash bins and liners made from 100% bio-based or 50-100% recycled materials
8
Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs that last longer and save energy
8
Choose paperless billing with vendors, business partners, and suppliers when possible
6
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Change your HVAC or A/C filters every six months or more frequently as is recommended by filter type
4
Use virtual meeting platforms to replace travel when possible
4
Minimize air conditioning usage through natural ventilation by opening windows
3
Designate your office as a smoke-free working environment with outside smoking areas 25 feet away from building entry areas and common walkways
2
Organize sustainability committee or green team to serve as your company’s leading advocates for greening efforts
1
Complete GBB’s Getting Started steps, including filling out your company’s Member Profile and the GBB Assessment
1
Develop a sustainability mission statement for your business and define your company’s core commitments
1
Publish your company’s green accomplishments
1
Announce your GBB Membership publicly and display your profile information both on and offline for your stakeholders to see
1
Relax the office dress code to allow for attire that doesn’t require dry cleaning
1