First off, review 10 Things To Do At Work for general recommendations on how to make your business more sustainable. Then review ways to improve both your energy efficiency and water efficiency. If you don't already have a business recycling program in place, start now. Finally, here are some other specific environmentally friendly options for medical offices and healthcare facilities looking to make their business more eco-friendly.
Become an ENERGY STAR Partner
One way to differentiate yourself from other offices and medical professionals in the area is to demonstrate your commitment to energy efficiency and become an ENERGY STAR Partner. This program provides you with the necessary education, assistance and technical resources to lower utility bills, offer greater comfort, and enhanced durability, and show your employees and customers that you are committed to a more sustainable environment.
Greener Health Care
Healthcare and medical facilities are different than most offices. The health and safety of patient and employees comes first above all other decisions, but there are ways to have a greener facility and reduce your environmental impact without sacrificing any of the necessary standards. Both the Green Guide for Healthcare and LEED for Healthcare have worked closely together to provide resources for the health care market, including inpatient care facilities, licensed outpatient care facilities, licensed long term care facilities, medical offices, assisted living facilities and medical education & research centers. Review the following resources to help your office reduce its environmental impact.