Tempe Pledge for a Sustainable Community
Tempe Pledge for a Sustainable Community

Architekton

Architekton

464 S. Farmer Ave, Suite 101
Tempe,AZ
85281
http://www.architekton.com
480 894 4637

We are committed to sustainability

energy
  • Turn off lights in unoccupied areas
  • Take advantage of natural lighting
  • Replace incandescent lamps with ENERGY STAR® rated CFLs or LEDs
  • Replace T-12 fluorescent lamps with high-efficiency T-8, T-5 or LED lamps.
  • Use partial lighting before and after public hours
  • Use only necessary safety and security lighting
  • Reduce cooling and heating in unused areas
  • Replace HVAC units or systems with high-efficiency equipment
  • Inspect and repair existing insulation above ceilings or under the roof
  • Add insulation in areas of need
  • Install landscaping to shade windows in sun-struck sections of your building
  • Create a 5-year or 10-year ambitious sustainability vision, goals and targets of success
  • Implement tactics to reach energy reduction goals
  • Establish sustainable purchasing policies – prioritizing energy efficiency in the selection criteria for the purchase of new or replacement equipment
  • Engage employees at all levels in greening the workplace, their homes and communities through energy reduction efforts
  • Embed your sustainability goals into your products and services – help your customers Go Green!
  • Engage suppliers and business customers in collaborative projects to help achieve your mutual sustainability goals
  • Champion sustainability initiatives within your industry association and work to solve challenges together
  • Adjust temperature settings and schedules to avoid unnecessary cooling or heating
  • If you have a central air system, make sure the system is balanced
  • Repair doors and windows that don’t close or seal properly
  • Close window treatments during summer months
water
  • Fix leaks!
  • Monitor your water bills
  • Encourage staff to use efficient rinsing techniques
  • Detect and fix any leaks from pipes, fixtures, appliances and equipment
  • Install appropriate low‐flow devices, shut‐off valves, faucet aerators and other water‐efficient equipment. Look for the WaterSense label
  • Provide refrigerated drinking water
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
  • Adjust sprinklers to ensure there is no overspray into non-landscaped areas
  • Install high efficiency ENERGY STAR® appliances including clothes washers and dishwashers
  • Shut off water to unused areas of your facility to eliminate waste from leaks or unmonitored use
  • Create a 5-year or 10-year sustainability vision, goals and targets of success
  • Set and implement goals to reduce waste, emissions, water and resource use
  • Engage employees to incorporate water conservation in their homes and communities
  • Use sustainable products and services
  • Run only full loads in the clothes washers and dishwashers
  • Water landscapes early in the morning or in the evening
  • Clean windows only when needed
  • Thaw food in the refrigerator or microwave instead of using running water
  • Wash vehicles only when needed
  • Discard clean water into plants instead of the drain
  • Shut off water to unused areas to eliminate waste from leaks or unmonitored use
travel
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Provide staff with transit fares for travel locally to business meetings
  • Provide secure bicycle parking facilities for employees
  • Provide casual bicycle parking on-site for clients
  • Provide one washroom facility where the door can be locked for cyclist/runners to freshen up
  • Use webinars, video and teleconferencing
  • Offer start and end times that avoid peak periods of travel
  • Provide free or preferred parking for carpools and hybrid/electric vehicles
  • Educate driving staff (fleet management) on efficient driving techniques
  • Create a work from home (teleworking) option
  • Reduce air travel
  • Create a 5-year or 10-year ambitious sustainability vision, goals and targets of success and incorporate a transportation section
  • Engage employees at all levels in greening the workplace, their homes and communities
  • Embed your green goals into your products and services
  • Champion green initiatives to your industry association and solve eco-problems together
  • Measure and report your progress and share your efforts with others
waste
  • Set printers to print double sided
  • Print only necessary documents
  • Send memos, quotes and invoices electronically
  • Minimize paper usage in meetings
  • Provide recycling bins at key locations
  • Encourage employees to sort materials into the proper categories through communication and signage if your community doesn’t have co-mingled or single stream recycling
  • Subscribe to online newspapers and magazines
  • Donate outdated electronics
  • Repurpose or reuse office supplies and equipment that remains serviceable
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Use kitchenware and utensils that are either recyclable or compostable
  • Recycle hazardous waste through the proper environmental compliance resources
  • Set waste reduction goals
  • Consider alternatives to purchasing products that are disposable and over-packaged
  • Review packaging of products with a view to reducing packaging waste
  • Consider leasing rather than purchasing products
  • Develop a policy of purchasing non-toxic cleaning materials
  • Create 5-year or 10-year ambitious sustainability vision, goals and targets of success
  • Set and implement bold goals to reduce waste, emissions, water and resource use
  • Implement a policy of zero waste in the office
  • Engage employees at all levels in greening the workplace, their homes and communities
  • Embed your green goals into your products and services – help your customers Go Green!
  • Engage suppliers and business customers in collaborative projects to help achieve your mutual sustainability goals
  • Champion sustainable initiatives to your industry association and solve environmental problems together
purchasing
  • Purchase FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified or 100% postconsumer recycled paper
  • Purchase environmentally friendly bulk cleaning supplies
  • Purchase refillable and reusable products
  • Purchase fair trade coffee and tea
  • Use minimal packaging in deliveries or shipments
  • Reduce delivery frequency of office supply shipments
  • Choose ENERGY STAR® products, which are certified for energy efficiency
  • Introduce a policy that supports sustainable products
  • Choose products that reduce or eliminate pollution and toxins
  • Support products and services that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
  • Consider employee health and safety when choosing suppliers
  • “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” when making purchasing decisions
  • Create a 5-year or 10-year ambitious sustainability vision, goals and targets of success
  • Set and implement bold goals to reduce waste, emissions, water and resource use
  • Engage employees at all levels in greening the workplace, their homes and communities
  • Embed your green goals into your products and services – help your customers Go Green!
  • Engage suppliers and business customers in collaborative projects to help achieve your mutual sustainability goals
  • Champion sustainable initiatives to your industry association and solve environmental problems together


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