Sustainability: noun, “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.

In simpler terms, behave fairly, don’t take more than your share, and put back what you use. As consumers, we are used to making day-to-day choices based on what we want and need at that moment, so this is pretty much easier said than done. Sustainability is a complex notion that demands we radically change our behavior in a real and meaningful way, to consider our individual actions as part of a sustainable whole.

Defining sustainability for Facility Link demands that we relook our day-to-day decisions. From engaging actively in the BCA Green Mark and USGBC LEED initiatives, to utilising green products in the workplace, Facility Link has embarked upon a focused conversion program to incorporate sustainability into our fabric of business, to change our way of working and our impact upon our environment. 

Facility Link aims to be the leader in the commercial interior industry in Singapore. As a leader, we need to drive the initiative towards sustainable building practices, before legislation drives us. Ultimately, the benefit is to the environment, our clients, society as a whole and ourselves.

Top 10 Green Tips in the Office:

  • Turn lights off when offices, conference rooms, or restrooms are not in use.
  • Invest in energy-efficient equipment, e.g. Energy Star ratings, to cut energy costs.
  • Designate a “Last to Leave” Policy. – the last person to leave turns off the lights.
  • Power down office equipment at the end of the day or when not in use for prolonged periods.
  • Keep window blinds open at 45 degrees. This allows sufficient natural light, but not too much to raise the temperature.
  • Reduce the number of emails and documents you print.
  • Avoid wasting water.
  • Adjust the pantry refrigerator to the optimal setting.
  • Recycle where possible.
  • Post reminders on conserving resources.