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

SunTrac USA

SunTrac USA

2127 S Priest Drive, Suite 404
Tempe,AZ
85282
http://www.suntracusa.com
480-999-6091

For a sustainable community SunTrac USA pledges a commitment to the following:

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 only necessary safety and security lighting
  • Make sure automatic lighting controls are working properly
  • Reduce cooling and heating in unused areas
  • Install occupancy sensors
  • Install smart or programmable thermostats
  • Replace HVAC units or systems with high-efficiency equipment
  • Replace motors with high-efficiency options
  • Install variable-frequency drives on pumps and motors
  • Install power management software or systems to minimize equipment use after hours
  • Adjust temperature settings and schedules to avoid unnecessary cooling or heating
  • If you have a central air system, make sure the system is balanced
  • Establish a preventative HVAC maintenance program
  • Reduce hot water temperature settings and use
water
  • Fix leaks!
  • Monitor your water bills
  • Detect and fix any leaks from pipes, fixtures, appliances and equipment
  • Install an instant water heater so you don’t have to let the water run
  • Provide refrigerated drinking water
  • Scrape dishes rather than rinsing them before washing
  • Use a broom instead of a hose to clean floors, sidewalks and other hard surfaces
  • Shut off water to unused areas of your facility to eliminate waste from leaks or unmonitored use
  • Use mulch in landscapes to keep moisture in the soil
  • Thaw food in the refrigerator or microwave instead of using running water
  • Discard clean water into plants instead of the drain
travel
  • Encourage carpooling to company events and offsite meetings
  • Provide one washroom facility where the door can be locked for cyclist/runners to freshen up
  • Provide casual bicycle parking on-site for clients
  • 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
waste
  • Print only necessary documents
  • Send memos, quotes and invoices electronically
  • Minimize paper usage in meetings
  • Subscribe to online newspapers and magazines
  • Donate outdated electronics
  • Repurpose or reuse office supplies and equipment that remains serviceable
  • Donate unwanted food
  • Use washable cutlery and plates
  • Use kitchenware and utensils that are either recyclable or compostable
  • Consider alternatives to purchasing products that are disposable and over-packaged
  • Review packaging of products with a view to reducing packaging waste
purchasing
  • Purchase environmentally friendly bulk cleaning supplies
  • Purchase refillable and reusable products
  • Conduct lifecycle assessments on products prior to purchase to ensure maximum sustainability, return on investment and environmental efficiency
  • 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 biodiversity maintenance or improvement when producing or acquiring .products and services
  • Consider employee health and safety when choosing suppliers
  • “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” when making purchasing decisions


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