Published in the June issue of Sustainuance (http://www.sustainuance.com/)
This is something we all come across in every office building, workplace and corporate house. I have never understood why bottled water is regarded as somewhat of a 'status symbol' and treated as a pre-requisite for any conference, meeting or event, in spite of the availability of drinking water otherwise in most office buildings. I also know people who would not address a running faucet simply because it isn't their property! According to a study by the EPA, letting your faucet run for five minutes uses as much energy as running a 60 watt light bulb for fourteen hours! Wouldn't it be wiser to look at water and energy efficiency as a long-term strategy for not only eco-friendliness but also a cost-effective solution; rather than spending needlessly on bottled water for every event your company hosts?
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