Here at The Refinishing Touch, we have seen many efforts from both local and state governments to become more environmentally-aware. In the past, our furniture asset management services have made their way into The White House, military barracks, naval air stations and courthouses in various states, along with many other legislative edifices.
And the government’s environment commitment hasn’t stopped there. Other green measures include the implementation of energy-efficient architecture, the increase in LEED certifications, and most recently – the rise of paperless offices.
Over 70 government entities have signed a non-binding pledge to reduce paper consumption through the use of iPads and other technologies, according to recent news from Government Technology. The pledge, named the ‘Government Go Green Project’, is a nationwide initiative launched by Granicus, a cloud technologies company that focuses on government transparency.
The most recent survey conducted by the company found that nearly 1.5 billion sheets of paper were used in local legislative processes each year – a statistic startling enough to call for a decrease in wasteful paper-based workflows.
Under the Project, government agencies are encouraged to upload board meeting packets, whitepapers, case studies and other notoriously long documents onto iPads, or other technology devices – an initiative that decreases an office’s overall carbon footprint and long-term debt.
Read the full list of pledging governments here, and find out more about The Refinishing Touch’s furniture asset management services in the government industry by visiting https://www.therefinishingtouch.com/projects.html.