Reducing environmental impact

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PBN Executive Poll

Reducing environmental impact

Posted 2/20/12

What is the biggest challenge to implementing green practices?

• Initial cost – 57.1%

• Installation process – 28.6%

• Rate of adoption by employees – 14.3%

Do these strategies create cost savings or attract new business?

• Yes – 50%

• No – 33.3%

• Not currently, but we expect

future benefits – 16.7%

In the past year, has your company implemented any of the following?

• Room occupancy sensors for lights and HVAC systems – 42.9%

• High-efficiency light fixtures – 57.1%

• More efficient equipment – 14.3%

What does your office recycle?

• Glass and cans – 100%

• Cardboard/paper – 85.7%

• Electronics – 71.4%

• Plastics – 85.7%

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