S|365 Designer Lab: Green Design – Sustainability Habits
How many sustainability practices do you utilize at work or home? S|365 provides you with easy tips on green habits that benefit all.
Save 10 gallons of water per day by not running faucet when brushing teeth, shaving, or washing dishes.
Use WaterSense products = save 4-gallons/day during showers & over 700 gallons/yr with new faucets.
Monitor outdoor water use, capture rainwater & opt for drip-irrigation vs. sprinklers, where 50% of water is wasted due to wind, evaporation, and runoff.
Practice recycling = reduce demand for virgin materials & conserve finite natural resources.
Create a Construction & Demolition recycling plan for scrap metal, steel, aluminum, wood, strapping, and more.
Label community bins = avoid confusion & reduce landfill.
Replace incandescent or halogen light bulbs with LEDs = uses 90% less energy and last longer.
Harness renewable energy sources via solar, wind, hydro, tidal energy and more = reduce carbon emissions.
Monitor your energy usage, use passive lighting & power-down small appliances.
Use non-toxic green cleaning solutions = protect indoor air quality & reduce harmful chemicals.
Choose Safer Choice products, which are certified to contain safer ingredients for human health & the environment.
By practicing these simple habits, we all can contribute to a healthier and better built environment that many generations will be able to enjoy.
Connect with S|365 to learn more about operational sustainable practices.