Thursday, August 26, 2010

Energy ETC Corporate Sustainability Policy

At Energy ETC, we understand that natural resources are limited and stewardship of the planet is paramount to our continued well-being.

We know sustainable design is valuable, that we are an integral part of that design, and how we conduct business affects more than just our bottom line; it affects our world.

Energy ETC will

Utilize efficient internal processes.

Actively engage in detailed planning and project management to lessen the waste of materials, time and travel.

Minimize paper product use through electronic document sharing.

Reuse and recycle the necessary paper products we do use.

Encourage the use of audio, video and web-based conferencing technologies to reduce the travel required to fulfill the needs of our customers.

Comply with environmental legislation, regulations, and other requirements to meet customer and community needs and expectations.

Prevent pollution and reduce the company’s overall carbon footprint.

Minimize waste by actively pursuing principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Ensure safe and proper management of hazardous materials and waste.

Improve energy efficiency in building design and construction.

Educate clients about best practices for energy conservation.

Identify opportunities and innovative programs offered by utility companies or local, state, and national agencies, to continuously raise energy awareness.

Provide fleet vehicles to mobile employees that achieve significant gas mileage ratings (25 – 35mpg or better) while allowing sufficient cargo space to transport project material and tools.

Partner with manufacturers and distributors that hold sustainable practices to a high level.

Maximize Energy Star certified equipment in our designs and implementations.

Follow the tenets of the STEP program for sustainable technology systems being developed by InfoComm.

Provide devices that control and monitor power consumption.

Recommend and coordinate a common control interface for all devices in the room, in the building, on the campus or across an enterprise.

Take advantage of common cabling pathways and network infrastructures wherever feasible.

Lead by example.

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