Step 7 Implementation Step 8 Evaluation and continuous improvement Life cycle

Step 7 implementation step 8 evaluation and

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Step 7 - Implementation Step 8 - Evaluation and continuous improvement Life cycle map Life cycle mapping matrix Stages of life cycle Habitat destructio n Potentiall y hazardou s Energy use Water use Green house gas Waste manageme nt
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materials emission Printing of Books Destroy trees and habitat of wild animals - Electricity for printing and computer use etc - - Segregated and dumped into designated bins Packagin g and Distributio n of Books - - Use of petrol, wastage of paper - Aircraft used to transport the books emit greenhous e gases Segregated and dumped into designated bins Commutin g of Employee s - - Use of petrol, commutin g purpose Regul ar - - Strategies to minimise environmental impact print double sided use local publishers use webinars and new technologies utilise ebooks use more public transport and car pooling 7. Example Sustainability Actions • Develop tools to measure sustainability performance • Design and operate systems in a manner that allows for the integration of consultancy activities ] • Promote the use of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or similar green building standards in the construction of new facilities. 8. Options for Strategies to Ensure Continuous Improvement of Resource Efficiency • Turn off all lights and equipment when they do not need to be operating. • Use energy efficient office equipment and power saving functions where they will be most effective. • Use the most efficient motors, make sure equipment is the right size for the job, that is, not too big. • Use the most efficient lights — triphosphor tubes are cheaper to run than fluorescent lights. • Replace incandescent globes with fluorescent tubes to save power as well as reduce air conditioning loads and reduce labour needed to change globes. • Install skylights in the roof or walls to reduce the need for artificial lighting. • Minimise expenditure on space heating. At 20 °C, a 1 °C increase can cost about 20 per cent more. • Insulate rooms to minimise energy waste. • Fit self closing doors to reduce heat (or cold) loss from draughts. • Consider installing
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a co-generation plant to reduce energy costs and increase energy efficiency. • Minimise the use of hot water as it costs much more than cold water. Determine the minimum volume of water you need. Compare your performance to others and make improvements where possible. • Fix dripping taps and leaking pipes — a dripping tap wastes more than $100 a year. • Install water saving accessories around your business, contact your local water authority for ideas. • Compare water usage on volume per unit production, not per unit time (for example, use litres/bottle of soda, not litres/minute). • Avoid using water wherever possible — use a dry technique such as a broom, vacuum cleaner or compressed air jet. • Use a dry method as a materials conveyor instead of water. • Use counter flow rinsing with as many rinse stages as possible, as most contaminants are removed in the first rinse. Two short rinse stages are much more water efficient than one long one. • Minimise contaminant ‘drag out’ to additional rinse stages by optimising your counter flow rinse system. • Keeping up-to-
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