Building occupants’ behaviour affects an organization’s ability to meet its sustainability goals. In typical commercial buildings, occupants are responsible for 50 to 75 percent of energy consumed through their use of lighting, equipment, and HVAC. Here are some strategies for reducing the environmental impact of occupants’ behaviour.

Paper

Technology

Supplies

Food

Lights

Education and Enrolment

Transportation

Travel Reduction

Single Occupancy Vehicle or Fleet Vehicle Protocols

Green Protocols to Consider as Part of Building Operations

Whether a facility is owned or leased, the size of a facility, the length of lease, and other factors determine the level of control a company has over the operation of a building it occupies. That said, consider the following as a checklist for affecting operations at the building or floor level:

Energy

Water

Recycling

Cleaning

Other

This article is adapted from BOMI International’s