West Coast Pre Fab
Member Since: July 2020
3425 River Road, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K4, Canada
Prerequisites5/5
Business Practices37/339
Bathroom/Breakroom80/183
Office Space134/362
Copy/Print22/53
Outdoor/Transport30/362
Community Involvement0/3

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
Use high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, like high efficiency toilets (HETs) and urinals (HEUs) to minimize water use and waste
60
Use a Virtual Office
32
Arrange the workspace to take advantage of areas with natural sunlight; design future spaces with natural lighting opportunities in mind
24
Purchase or lease copiers and printers that have a duplexing (two-sided copying and printing) function
18
Plant native, region-friendly plants to minimize the impact on the local habitat and to limit the amount of irrigation water needed
18
Establish a paper recycling program. Paper includes newspaper, office paper, direct mail, white and colored paper, cardboard, envelopes, magazines, and catalogs
18
Replace all Exit signs with LED or high-efficiency alternatives
12
Change your HVAC or A/C filters every month or as required by the filter and HVAC or A/C manufacturer
12
Upgrade from older T12 tube lights with magnetic ballasts to more efficient T8 or T5 fluorescent lamp tubes with solid-state electronic ballasts
12
Choose a pest control service that minimizes use of toxic pesticides to minimize negative health effects on building occupants
12
Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs that last longer and save energy
12
Switch to green power from your utility
12
Purchase trash bins and liners made from 35-100% post-consumer recycled materials
8
Green your meetings, conferences and parties
8
Purchase paper towels and toilet paper made from 35-100% post-consumer recycled materials
6
Eliminate paper, styrofoam, or plastic cups, plates and utensils in the kitchen area. Use mugs, dishes, and silverware instead
6
Sign up to pay your bills online and receive invoices and receipts electronically
6
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Use your lighting more efficiently with task lighting and daylighting
4
Update the contact information on your company’s mailing lists regularly, to reduce wasted correspondence
4
Use telepresence or other long-distance communication to replace travel when possible
4
Minimize air conditioning needs with natural ventilation
3
Recycle unwanted cell phones and PDAs
3
Designate your office as a smoke-free working environment, with outside smoking areas 25ft away from building entries
2
Request that your payroll service eliminate the printed version of the pay stub and envelope. Ask them to email pay stub information instead
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. Also, encourage employees to make the switch to non-toxic dry cleaners
1