Chateau Qanafar
Member Since: September 2022
Ain el Afieh, Khirbet Qanafar, West Bekaa n/a, Lebanon
Prerequisites5/5
Community/Society4/174
Workplace/Culture4/301
Transportation97/461
Consumption/Waste78/557
Water Use46/407
Energy/Emissions173/978
Work From Home0/669

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
Upgrade from older fluorescent T12, T8 and T5 lamps to LED alternatives
36
Use a tankless or otherwise highly efficient hot water heater
36
Optimize your on-premise servers and business systems by ensuring the hardware is up-to-date and energy efficient
24
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
Schedule regular maintenance on company vehicles to ensure each vehicle is operating as efficiently as possible to reduce emissions
18
Hire an Energy Services Company (ESCO) to optimize energy usage and reduce business scope 2 emissions
18
Arrange the workspace to take advantage of areas with natural sunlight; design future spaces with natural lighting opportunities in mind
12
Use a drip irrigation system for watering landscaping
12
Purchase or lease used or recycled office equipment and furniture
12
Optimize the color of your outside walls and the roof for your climate
12
Purchase ENERGY STAR qualified appliances to reduce business scope 2 emissions
12
Conduct a comprehensive water usage assessment/audit to pinpoint specific areas of water usage and waste
8
Install a filtered water tap or water bottle refill station that provide high-quality drinking water and encourage employees to use them in place of bottled water
8
Conduct an energy assessment/audit to pinpoint specific areas of energy use and waste
8
Significantly limit the amount of physical marketing materials you produce and limit amount of paper used (envelopes from marketing materials – use fold and mail when possible)
8
Complete a consumption and waste audit to help identify and quantify the items your business acquires, uses, and discards
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
Eliminate unnecessary paper usage as much as possible including forms, contracts, meeting agendas and materials, proofs, and drafts
6
Place a company employee on the organizing committee for the same or another event to achieve maximum involvement and exposure
4
Purchase recycled or remanufactured toner cartridges
4
Change your HVAC or A/C filters every six months or more frequently as is recommended by filter type
4
Eliminate the use of disposable batteries and switch entirely to rechargeable
4
Use reusable cleaning products such as towels and sponges, eliminating paper towels
4
Print and copy double-sided when possible, to significantly reduce paper use and waste
4
Reuse, sell, or donate used or unneeded furniture, equipment, and office supplies
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
Use natural odor elimination
1
Relax the office dress code to allow for attire that doesn’t require dry cleaning
1