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12/19/2011

Prepare Your Office for the New Year

 
Preparing your office for a new year in productivity and sustainability.
 

It’s that time again – Preparing your office for the New Year.   2012 promises to set the bar high with the focus continually shifting towards sustainable goals and more efficient technologies and practices.  Is your office ready to take on the New Year?

Staples Advantage has provided a tip guide to get your office ready for another year of performance.

Cost-effective, high-impact improvements:

Promote collaboration – Furniture and design can facilitate collaborative workflows and communication. Consider incorporating lower-height cubicle panels and more open layouts to promote teamwork within the office. With mobile furniture – including stools, whiteboards and partitions with wheels – it’s easy for departments to collaborate dynamically and instantaneously when the need arises – and then rearrange the furniture quickly to suit their subsequent needs.

Be warm and welcoming – When new visitors walk into the office, furniture can help create a first impression. Make it a positive and inviting one with warm lighting, pleasing artwork and an accessible reception area that’s open and doesn’t feel “walled in.” Companies are increasingly applying furniture and design to create open, intuitive layouts and interesting shapes and patterns that help welcome visitors and keep them coming back.

Stress sustainability – In addition to promoting carpooling and recycling programs, companies can also achieve their sustainability goals through furniture and design. Environmentally preferable options abound – from chairs and cubicle panels made from recycled materials to energy-efficient lighting, and more. Forward-looking organizations can also leverage these sustainable options to earn credits for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.

Simplify Sustainability:

Multitask – Use a multi-function cleaning solution such as a multi-surface cleaner/glass cleaner/carpet spot remover/bathroom cleaner/floor cleaner. All-in-one cleaning solutions are effective and simplify the cleaning process by reducing the number of cleaning products used throughout the facility.

Re-think traditional – Companies can also reduce the amount of inventory required to keep facilities operating smoothly and sustainably by utilizing highly-concentrated cleaning products over ready-to-use products. This also lowers the amount of chemicals introduced into the environment. In addition, business can replace single-use wipes and mops with more durable and lasting microfiber cloths, and conserve energy and realize cost savings by selecting cleaning products that utilize cool water instead of warm water.

Protect – To ensure the continued well-being of both the physical building and employees, consider replacing caustic cleaning products with safer alternatives. Also, discontinue cleaning techniques that dislodge dirt and dust into the air. Replace these with cleaning tools and methods that capture and contain soils. For instance, use a wet cloth wiper or wool duster instead of a feather duster.

Examine Your Office Technology:

Improve – Consider replacing your desktop printers, fax machines, copiers and scanners with multi-function devices that accomplish all four tasks. These machines are now very sophisticated, allowing for wireless printing from smartphones and tablets; offering recommendations for smarter, more sustainable printing decisions; and helping companies establish office printing standards.

Supplement – Research shows that employees are more productive if they have a tablet to use outside of the office to check email, review documents and make client presentations.  These relatively new devices are extremely portable and easy to use. 

Organize – Start the New Year with new data storage drives to readily store documents and files on the go.  Portable flash and external hard drives offer a range of storage capacity for an extremely low price.  Many drives also offer encryption and password protection for additional security.

Is your office ready to ring in the New Year?

 


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

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Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.

 

Replace core drilling with Connectrac In-Carpet and On-Floor Wireways, the proven connectivity solution in open interior spaces of all kinds. These elegant low-profile wireways are great for AV / telecom connectivity wherever it’s needed.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

 

Add highly responsive multi-zone comfort to any building project, in any climate. Our CITY MULTI H2i R2- and Y-Series VRF systems give you flexibility to fit the needs of any building. Enjoy 100% heating capacity at 0°F outdoor ambient, and 85% heating capacity at -13°F outdoor ambient.  For more information, log on to www.mitsubishipro.com

 


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.


Tennant Company is a recognized leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. With thousands of satisfied customers already using award winning ec-H2O technology, why not see what you're missing? Test ec-H2O on your soils in your facility. Get a free demo.

 

Replace core drilling with Connectrac In-Carpet and On-Floor Wireways, the proven connectivity solution in open interior spaces of all kinds. These elegant low-profile wireways are great for AV / telecom connectivity wherever it’s needed.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.


 
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Photovoltaic installations serve nearly 2.7 million students

09/30/2014

Incidence of fires and property loss down from 2012

09/29/2014

Academic achievement tied to responsible reporting habits

09/26/2014

Survey shows people more careful, less satisfied in public washrooms.

09/25/2014

A new study shows that switching natural gas for coal will not significantly reduce the amount of CO2 emissions being produced. 

09/24/2014

A new study shows the carbon emission reduction policies individual states have adopted are yielding results.

09/23/2014

A recent survey of industry professionals indicates that investment in energy efficiency projects will increase over the next year.

09/22/2014

Fort Carson in Colorado is well on its way to reaching the goal of net-zero energy by 2020. 

09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

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