CityPerk: Small Business macht große Bewegung zum Nachhaltigkeitsbericht

März 24, 2012 | By | antworten Weiteres

Ein Interview mit Lane Avery, einer der Eigentümer von CityPerk

Gelegen an 21 Vantis Drive, Aliso Viejo CA 92656

Warum ist Nachhaltigkeit wichtig?

Ich denke, Nachhaltigkeit ist wichtig, weil ich die Wissenschaft ist in etwa die globale Erwärmung zu denken. Erde ist unser Zuhause. Um es als Toilette behandeln würde trotzen allen gesunden Menschenverstand. Wir müssen unser Haus freundlich zu behandeln und respektieren es, Leben zu erhalten, und Nachhaltigkeit ist ein guter Weg, dies zu tun.

Was hat sich getan CityPerk die Nachhaltigkeit?

Well, we have mainly Energy Star Appliances that conserve as much energy as possible. We now have a digital Edison meter, which allows us to track our energy usage and monitor how much energy we are using. This has helped us see which changes really are making a difference, and which ones are not. We try to select only Green products, if they are affordable. Our products need to be affordable, as well as Green, in order to save our customers money as well. CityPerk has a hot water recirculation system, allowing us to save water because we don’t need to wait for the water to warm up or even open the tap to get hot water. We have replaced our air conditioning with a higher seer model than the standard, which was a good investment because it is more efficient. The most important change that we have made, I think, is living in a live-work community. It reduces the carbon footprint a great amount because we don’t have to drive to work. Most of our staff either walks to work or lives close by, reducing the amount of gas used to get to and from work.

Wie haben sich diese Änderungen profitiert Ihr Unternehmen?

I’m a big believer in financial incentives bringing more people into the sustainable world. If it doesn’t benefit people financially in some way, people often can’t afford to make the effort to go Green. The changes we have made have saved our company a lot of money in energy and water bills. We are able to track our energy usage with our new meter, which allows us to make sure we don’t use too much energy, which really does save us a lot of money. Also, we have received a lot of good publicity for our sustainability efforts. We have won an award and have gotten exposure in the Aliso Viejo Patch, as well as the O.C. Register. It’s nice to receive recognition for our efforts. Right now we are working with the city of Aliso Viejo in its Green Initiative. We are known as the sustainable small business in southern Orange County.

Was freust du dich zu verändern?

Gerade jetzt, freuen wir uns, um aus dem Netz für Strom. Es gibt bestimmte Einschränkungen und Vorschriften über das, was wir können und was nicht tun, da wir in einer Live-Work-Gemeinschaft haben. Erste Off-Grid für Strom würde uns die Möglichkeit geben, unseren Horizont zu erweitern für Nachhaltigkeit. Zum Beispiel würden wir in der Lage sein zu investieren und zu installieren Solaranlagen auf unserem Gebäude. Wir werden in den Regelungen zu schauen, was wir sonst noch tun können, aber wir brauchen ein besseres Engagement der Gemeinde und Stadt, um die Investition zu tätigen.

Within the city and from the community, we would love to see a more recycling-friendly community. We have tons of trash cans on the streets, but we definitely don’t have enough recycle or compost bins. In San Francisco, they have separate cans for different trash items and recycle items, and it has become part of the culture, and a good habit that people have developed, to separate their waste. It would be nice to see that in our community. I think people need to take that extra step to work with CR&R [Waste Services] to make this happen.

Was ist eine Sache, man wünschte, du wärst in der Lage zu tun, um nachhaltiger zu werden?

Well the main thing, as I said, is going off-grid. If we were detached, rather than in an attached building situation, we could do geothermal air conditioning, have a grey water system, go off-grid, and do a lot of other things. However, we are looking into the regulations and we hope we can make some more changes in terms of sustainability. We are always looking for new ways to save and conserve energy.

CityPerk Spotlight wurde von IEA-Mitglied und Herausgeber, Jessica Murphy geschrieben

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Ich bin in 11th Klasse an Aliso Niguel High School und ich bin gespannt, als Teil der Internationalen Energie-Allianz zu arbeiten, um die Gemeinschaft zu helfen.

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