“Going green” involves so much more than adding a few plants to your office—even though they do absorb airborne pollutants while emitting healthy negative ions and oxygen into the air. “Going green” can reduce your business’ carbon footprint and positively affect your bottom line. Many businesses have the best of intentions regarding green initiatives but don’t know where to start. Here are a few tips from Superior Document Solutions.
Increase Energy Efficiency
Reduce your office’s power consumption by replacing all fluorescent lights with energy efficient lights, especially LEDs. Use smart power strips to connect peripheral equipment with primary devices so that when a computer is turned off its connected monitor and printer will also be turned off. Reduce energy when your machines are “on” but not in current use by enabling “sleep mode” features.
Partner with Local Vendors
Shift as many of your business purchases as possible to support local vendors. By shopping and using local services, you can reduce or eliminate the carbon emissions associated with transporting products long distances. At Superior Document Solutions, we pride ourselves on being the hometown provider of managed print services and all the other document solutions that give your Atlanta area business a competitive edge.
Recycle and Buy Remanufactured Ink and Toner Cartridges
By recycling and buying remanufactured ink and toner cartridges you reduce the need to create new materials from scratch, saving about 2.5 pounds of metal and plastic and about half a gallon of oil in the manufacturing process. Plus, remanufactured cartridges cost almost 15 percent less than newly manufactured cartridges.
Use Multi-Purpose Machines
Replace older, inefficient machines with more efficient and eco-friendly multi-purpose machines that handle copying, scanning, faxing, and printing. These machines can also provide detailed usage reports that can be used to aid in waste reduction.
Schedule Your “Going Green” Evaluation with Superior Document Solutions
These are just a few ways of going green that’s not only good for business but good for the planet. If you are interested in reducing your organization’s carbon footprint and lowering costs, contact us for a free “Going Green” evaluation. One of our sustainability champions will review your copy, print, and document distribution methods and provide a report highlighting those activities applicable to your business that will get you on your way to Going Green and saving green! Call 770-446-5325 or contact us through our online form today.