Sustainable development and energy efficiency
The Association Québécoise pour la Maitrise de l’Énergie (AQME) offers customized services to help businesses evaluate potential energy savings. AQME assists with detailed planning of energy efficiency projects for your plant, giving you the information you need for decision making and often leading to substantial savings.
The environment is an increasingly important consideration in our society. Businesses have a role to play in conserving resources.
Here are some simple ideas that will have a positive impact on the environment, as well as on your business expenditures:
- Turn on energy saving on all your computers
- Configure your printers to print on both sides of the paper
- Where possible, use certified green cleaning products and partly recycled office supplies
- Encourage employees to adopt sustainable practices
- Allow employees to tele-work and use virtual meeting tools to reduce travel
- Replace plastic water bottles with water jugs
- Get involved in the community and have employees take part in local volunteer activities
- Opt for electronic thermostats that can help you save up to 70% on heating and air conditioning
- Plant trees, shrubs and vines near your windows, to reduce air conditioning costs in summer
- Give preference to local goods and services
- Consult the secondcycle.net site, which offers ideas for recovering and reusing unwanted and surplus items
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