Westpark Plaza
Tenant Tips

Tenant Tips

  • Re-use scrap paper (shred for packing material, create notepads, use as draft paper in the copier/printer)
  • Print double sided to conserve paper
  • Stand-by computers and shut off monitors when not in use
  • Unplug all possible devices when not in use (they still draw power, even when they're turned off)
  • Air-dry dishes that have been washed in a dishwasher rather than using the drying cycle which uses excess energy
  • Turn off lights in offices not occupied
  • Ride share or use public transportation
  • Cut down on catalogs and junk mail
  • Close blinds to keep office cooler and open them to keep office warmer by use of natural sunlight
  • Keep HVAC vents clear and unobstructed
  • Purchase used office furniture and recycle old office furniture
  • Purchase recycled paper, file folders, and other office supplies
  • When shopping for new office equipment and applicances, choose Energy Star rated products. Shop for all-in-one equipment to reduce energy consumption
  • Use email rather than snail mail or fax to save paper
  • Use regular plates/cups/silverware rather than disposable
  • Recycle all printer/toner cartridges - check the manufacturer's website for return instructions
  • Avoid using a cover page when faxing to save paper and toner on both ends
  • Print in Black and White when possible - color ink is harsher on the environment
  • Keep plants in the office - they cool and clean the air
  • Maximize use of day lighting through your space
  • Appoint corporate staff member to educate employees on sustainability efforts