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Going Paperless

Paperless Strategy


  • Eliminate the paper at the source
  • If it comes get it digitized asap
  • Store digitized documents in a place where it can be accessed anywhere by any authorized person and is backed up automatically.

Stop Junk Mail


  • Quantity
    • You are likely receiving hundreds of pounds of junk mail per year (each individual receives on average 41 pounds)
  • Benefits
    • Save 100 million trees that are used to make junk mail...each year!
    • Avoid paying for all the handling and disposal / recycling...1,000's of pounds for small businesses.
    • Save the time people spend pursuing junk mail....it's costly unfocused noise....physical Spam
  • How to Stop
  • STEP #1 Keep track of all the junk mail
    • Set up a junk mail ... "Unsubscribe" box to put the junk mail
    • Just tear off the back page of the catalog, with customer #
  • STEP #2 Sign up on the overall Stop Junk Mail Sites
  • Unsubscribe from individual pieces of junk mail

Paperless Transactions


Third Party Institutions
  • Opt in to paperless statements, invoices,
    • Banks
    • Utilities
    • Suppliers
      • Request all be sent to "invoice" email (Shoeboxed or separate gmail account)
  • Opt in to Autopay services
  • Opt in to your bank's online banking
    • They provide the envelops and stamps
Credit Card Processing
  • Paperless Credit Card Processing for Merchant and Customer
  • Could move to iPhone or iTouch using

Reduce Printing


Why print?
  • Try not printing anything
  • Create pdf's from Word Docs and send them via email
Reduce / Reuse Ink
  • Set printers preferences
    • Use "Draft" print option
    • Use "Grayscale"...no color
  • Get cartridges refilled
    • Cartridge World on Woodward 31502 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073: Phone:(248) 556-8020
    • Costco now does ink refilling for $7.99 - $9.99 per cartridge...more info here.
Reduce Paper
  • reuse envelopes Businesses send you
  • Use once used paper... turn over and print on other side
Envelops
  • Save envelops businesses send you and reuse them

Digital Document Management


Scanning
    • Try a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner...your life will never be the same. Shoeboxed is integrated with ScanSnap...get the uploader here.
    • Don't need floor space
    • Won't be lost in water and fire damage
    • Access from anywhere
Digital Cloud-based Storage
  • Replace paper filing with Dropbox or Shoeboxed
    • This allows controlled sharing
    • These are automatically backed up
PDF Viewers / Editors
  • Free Options
    • PDF - X Change Viewer...get cnet info and download here.
      • Very fast
      • Also has pdf editing tools

Save the Water Project

Scope

  • A Building only
    • 9 Sinks
    • 3 Toilets
    • Other: Motion Detectors and hand dryers in the bathrooms

Water Sinks / Toilets

Sink #1 - Bar
Sink 1.jpg
  • Usage
    • Main: Washing glasses
    • Volume: Medium
  • Faucets = 2
    • Hot + Cold Handles
    • Leaks - none observed
    • Spout has no controls (sprayers)
  • # of Sinks = 4 sinks @ 2-3 gallons: wash > rinse > sanitize > empty
  • Recommendations



Sink #2 - Kitchen Wall
Sink 2.jpg
  • Usage
    • Main: Washing hands and filling pitchers of water
    • Volume: Medium (low now because it's broken)
  • Faucet NEW
    • Hot + Cold Handles
    • Spout has aerator
  • # of Sinks = 1 sinks @ 2-3 gallons
  • Recommendations
    • Fix cold valve
    • Add aerator



Sink #3 - Kitchen Main
Sink 3.jpg
  • Usage
    • Main: Washing Dishes
    • Volume: High
  • Faucet
    • Hot + Cold Handles
    • Spout gasket leaks
    • Spout has no controls (sprayers)
  • # of Sinks = 4 sinks @ 2-3 gallons: wash > rinse > sanitize > empty
  • Recommendations
    • Replace faucet completely ... use large handles...wrist activated
    • Adjustable controller on the spout ... spray and steady stream



Sink #4 - Men's Room
Men's Bathroom Sink.jpg
  • Usage
    • Main: Washing hands
    • Volume: High
  • Faucet
    • Hot + Cold Handles
    • Major leak due to hot water handle not shutting off. 36 gallons per day or over 13,000 per year (based on 8oz per 2.5 min). Then there is energy for heating the water.
    • Spout has no controls (aerators)
  • # of Sinks = 1 sink
  • Toilet = 1
    • GPF = 1.6
  • Recommendations
    • 1. Replace faucet with motion detector faucet
      • Model same as Green Garage ETF-600 Series 0.5 gpm flow Sloan Brochure
    • 2. Explore adding waterless urinal
    • 3. Add motion detector lighting
    • 4. Add hand dryer
      • One recommended dryer to consider American Dryer
        • 3X Faster than conventional hand dryers
        • Dries hands completely in 10-15 Seconds
        • Uses 80% less energy than conventional dryers
        • Save 95% vs. paper towel costs
        • Greenspec® Listed, LEED® Credits
        • it's available here in Rochester Hills Green Electrical Supply -or- this one in Livonia Extreme Hand Dryers
      • One recommended dryer to consider American Dryer



Sink #5 - Women's Room
Women's Bathroom Sink.jpg
  • Usage
    • Main: Washing hands
    • Volume: High
  • Faucet
    • Hot + Cold Handles
    • No leaks detected.
    • Spout has no controls (aerators)
  • # of Sinks = 1 sink
  • Toilet = 1
    • GPF = 1.6
  • Recommendations
    • 1. Replace faucet with motion detector faucet
      • Model same as Green Garage ETF-600 Series 0.5 gpm flow
    • 2. Add motion detector lighting
    • 3. Add hand dryer (see above Men's hand dryer)



Sink #6 - Food Prep (off tank room)
Kitchen Food Prep Sink.jpg
  • Usage
    • Main: Food prep / Washing vegetables
    • Volume: Low - Medium
  • Faucet
    • Hot + Cold Handles
    • No hot water ... very long delays, no pressure
    • Spout has no controls (sprayers / aerators)
  • # of Sinks = 1 sink
  • Recommendations
    • 1. Determine cause of no hot water
      • Model same as Green Garage
    • 2. Add sprayer / aerator



Sink #7 - Mop Room
Supply Closet Sink.jpg
  • Usage
    • Main: For mops and cleaning
    • Volume: Very Low
  • Faucet
    • Hot + Cold Handles
    • No leaks detected.
    • Spout has no controls (sprayers)
  • # of Sinks = 1 sink
  • Recommendations
    • None



Sink #8 - 2Fl Bar
Upstairs Bar Sink.jpg
  • Usage
    • Main: Washing glasses
    • Volume: High
  • Faucet = 1
    • Hot + Cold Handles (New)
    • Spout has no controls (aerators) ?? confirm ??
  • # of Sinks = 3 sinks
  • Recommendations
    • 1. Add sprayer / aerator



Sink #9 - Staff Bathroom
Upstairs Bathroom Sink.jpg
  • Usage
    • Main: Washing hands
    • Volume: Medium - High
  • Faucet = 1
    • Single handle
    • No leaks detected.
    • Spout has no controls (aerators)
  • # of Sinks = 1 sink
  • Toilet = 1
    • GPF = 3.5+
  • Recommendations
    • 1. Replace faucet with handle with push timer and temp setting ... check the Sloan catalog
    • 2. Add motion detector lighting
    • 3. Add hand dryer ??
      • One recommended dryer to consider American Dryer
        • 3X Faster than conventional hand dryers
        • Dries hands completely in 10-15 Seconds
        • Uses 80% less energy than conventional dryers
        • Save 95% vs. paper towel costs
        • Greenspec® Listed, LEED® Credits
        • it's available here in Rochester Hills Green Electrical Supply
    • Add low flow toilet (Toto like the Green Garage) See the Toto Drake II w/ Cyclone. Is ADA compliant.



Research



Kitchen Energy Efficiency / Human Comfort

Oven Insulation

Re-insulate the oven to reduce heat transfer and prevent thermal bridges. Improves comfort and reduces energy costs

  • Ceramic Woven Blanket Insulation
    • Cotronics Corp Ceramic Blanket
      • Also look at moldable sheet of ceramic insulation on same page
    • Installation Suggestions
      • Overlap pieces by two inches to prevent gaps

Remote Compressor

  • Connect all five of the refrigeration compressors to one remote variable speed compressor unit serving all five.
  • Improves comfort and reduces energy costs

Increase the venting capacity above the oven

  • Cut another vent into the soffit above the oven.
  • Increase the size of the exhaust fan.
    • tie both the new soffit vent and the existing hood vent into the same fan.
  • Recommended new vent fan size = TBD (Laurie Catey)
    • Have it controlable variable speed

Air Circulation Fan

  • do this action if you still have issues
  • Provide a small fan to bring make up air into the kitchen area.
  • Could connect to bar area...or to outdoors (downsides is winter)