When it comes to creating and maintaining sustainable facilities, there are many factors. Throughout our 35 years of implementing eco-friendly, on-site furniture asset management services, each and every hotelier, government agency and university facilities manager we’ve worked with has had a lot to consider.
As we move towards summer, we wanted to know which key factors – recycling, composting, LEED, energy efficiency or water efficiency – are going to play the largest role in green initiatives throughout 2014.
The Refinishing Touch’s weekly blog poll provides us with a place to connect with our readers and garner valuable insights into a wide array of industry topics, such as this. So, over the course of two weeks, we asked: which sustainability factors do you feel will be most important this year?
- When surveyed in relation to the higher education sector, two-thirds of readers see energy-efficiency taking center stage on campus, with the remaining one-third selecting LEED certifications
- When asked the same question in regards to the government sector, readers were split three ways. One-third selected recycling, one-third selected LEED and the final one-third selected energy efficiency
It is encouraging to see positive attitudes surrounding so many sustainable initiatives, such as the LEED certification of buildings. No matter which path the university, government and hospitality sectors take this year, The Refinishing Touch crew is pleased with the progress of environmental awareness across the board.