Sustainable Tenant Practices

Wright Runstad & Company strives to practice and promote sustainable operations. You, too, can help support sustainable practices and reduce operating costs at the building. Below is a checklist of various ways to be sustainable in your office:

  • Energy
    • Turn off overhead lighting when offices are unoccupied.
    • Install energy efficient lamps in proprietary fixtures.
    • Minimize direct sunlight by closing blinds.
    • Keep space heaters out of the building.
    • Seasonally modify your internal “comfort zone”.
    • Program computers/copiers for low power “sleep mode”.
    • Turn off computers/equipment when not in use.
    • Purchase ENERGY STAR office equipment.

  • Waste Reduction
    • Encourage office-wide use of building recycling and compost programs.
    • Recycle batteries.
    • Recycle Styrofoam.
    • Recycle outdated computer and electronics equipment.
    • Recycle printer cartridges.
    • Recycle K-cups for Keurig coffee machines.

  • Administrative Operations
    • Replace fax machines with fax modem technology.
    • Institute paperless record-keeping systems.
    • Default photocopiers/printers to double-sided printing.
    • Reduce handouts at meetings; use projected presentation for agendas.
    • Create a “reuse” area for lightly used office supplies.
    • Minimize newspaper and magazine subscriptions.
    • Remove your name from catalog or “junk mail” lists.
    • Have a waste stream audit performed.

  • Catering & Business Travel
    • Eliminate paper plates and plastic forks, spoons and knives.
    • Stop purchasing bottled water.
    • Purchase coffee maker with reusable mugs.
    • Ask caterers to hold the condiment and sugar packets.
    • Use bike courier for local deliveries.
    • Establish a hybrid car policy for business travel.
    • Plan air travel on large aircraft with few connections.

Please contact the property management office for additional details on any of the above mentioned recycling programs, 206-224-1201 or
1201mgmt@wrightrunstad.com.