Hundreds of organizations, including restaurants, office buildings, hotels, hospitals, schools and retailers across Canada have already made the commitment to more responsible environmental stewardship and are realizing tremendous benefit through their commitment to environmental friendliness:
- the adoption of actions and policies geared at reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG)
- improving energy efficiency
- eliminating pollutants such as mercury and pesticides
- enhancing the quality of life for employees, tenants, clients, patients and those in the surrounding communities they serve
It has been widely suggested that, for example, energy savings of up to ten percent can often be achieved through little more than procedural and operational changes. Actions which reduce energy consumption such as turning off lights in empty rooms, shutting down fans, air conditioners, electronic devices and computers at the end of the work day; etc. can reduce energy costs by tens of thousands of dollars each year and reduce GHG emissions.
source: Green Building See also XlnkS54C