More and more companies are trying to reduce waste in an effort to become “eco-friendly.” But, any large institution will struggle with going completely green. Even when you’re conscious and mindful, it’s easy to generate a large volume of waste in an office or building with a large group of people.
In the most recent study by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), commercial buildings were categorized and sorted in order of their energy consumption. They include, in order:
- Offices (including government buildings and banks)
- Mercantile buildings (stores, gas stations, malls, etc.)
- Educational institutions
- Healthcare services
- Lodging (hotels, nursing homes)