Impetus Digital
Member Since: August 2020
WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street, 11th Floor , Toronto, Ontario M5J 2N8, Canada
Prerequisites6/6
Business Practices89/335
Bathroom/Breakroom94/183
Office Space155/362
Copy/Print23/53
Outdoor/Transport44/407
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
Expand your recycling program to also include: glass, plastic, and aluminum
18
Use ceiling fans in place of air conditioning when possible
18
Encourage employee carpools, public transportation, or bicycling as a means of transportation. Post schedules and route maps throughout office
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
Offer an office composting program for food waste
12
Reduce air leaks with weather stripping and caulking around windows and doorways
12
Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs that last longer and save energy
12
Establish a paperless billing program for your customers and encourage use by creating incentives
12
Install a filtered water tap at your sink or a water cooler for drinking water instead of purchasing bottled water to save money and reduce waste
8
Use floormat/dirt-collection systems at doorways facing the outside space
8
Choose re-usable cleaning products like sponges instead of paper towels
8
Optimize your servers and web hosting services
8
Green your meetings, conferences and parties
8
Eliminate paper, styrofoam, or plastic cups, plates and utensils in the kitchen area. Use mugs, dishes, and silverware instead
6
Eliminate envelopes from marketing materials – use fold and mail when possible
6
Sign up to pay your bills online and receive invoices and receipts electronically
6
Print and copy double-sided when possible, to significantly reduce paper use and waste
6
Eliminate unnecessary paper forms; instead use electronic forms when possible
6
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Properly dispose of batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, and electronics
4
Use your lighting more efficiently with task lighting and daylighting
4
Reduce phantom “vampire power” loads
4
Implement a policy to purchase used or recycled office equipment and furniture
4
Update the contact information on your company’s mailing lists regularly, to reduce wasted correspondence
4
Reduce junk mail by removing your business’ name from national direct marketing databases
4
Use rechargeable batteries, instead of disposable alkaline batteries
4
Inform your customers about your business’ efforts to become environmentally friendly and follow green practices
4
Reuse paper waste and have a scratch paper bin which people can use the back of unused printouts for drafts, scratch paper or internal memos, etc.
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
Display the Environmental Compliance Poster (included in your Welcome package) in a visible location where your employees will be reminded of environmental laws and activities to green your business
2
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
Set computers to enter system standby or hibernate after 30 minutes of inactivity. Set monitors to enter sleep mode after 5 to 20 minutes of inactivity
2
Use water-conserving cleaning methods and strategies while cleaning.
2
Sell or donate unneeded furniture and equipment
2
Create and adopt a corporate environmental sustainability vision statement
1
Conduct a kick-off meeting to review the GBB Assessment results and recommended initiatives.
1
Put together an office Green Team which will serve as the initial supporters of greening your business as well as enlisting and informing all employees of key activities
1
Complete the GBB Assessment to determine your current level of green activities, and get credit for things you are already doing
1
Develop a paper reduction policy, and conduct a paper reduction campaign
1
Use natural odor elimination
1
Relax the office dress code to allow for attire that doesn’t require drycleaning. Also, encourage employees to make the switch to non-toxic dry cleaners
1