Analyzing Water Quality
Just 3 percent of the world’s water is suitable for drinking — 2 percent of which is found in glaciers and ice. That leaves only 1 percent of the Earth’s water that is accessible and potable!
Cuningham Group tested the following aspects of water quality in our U.S. offices and analyzed the following: Total Hardness, Total Chlorine, Alkalinity, pH, Nitrite, Copper, Iron, Total Coliform Bacteria, Pesticide, and Lead.
In addition to monitoring, we’re working with filter vendors to improve quality.
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Monitoring Our Waste
Americans now recycle about 30 percent of the waste that we create. That’s still approximately 250 million tons per year, or 4.6 pounds per person per day, according to the EPA.
We’re already doing more things to conserve materials, from extensive recyling, sharing electric documents, using permanent silverware and plates, to reducing plotting check-sets through the use of Bluebeam and Markup monitors.
We’re also reviewing how we can further reduce waste in our office operations. Efforts include analyzing plug loads, determining if we can do more composting, monitoring the volume of our waste and recycling, posting clear signage, and spot-checking if we are placing items in correct bins. But we know we can do more!