Green project management is a new concept that is important to spread. It’s a new way of thinking green throughout the process of the project. Making projects more efficient while taking the environment into consideration instead of ignoring it. Some decisions may stay the same while others change or maybe just make the same decision differently.
Standards have been set to meet the environmental challenges companies face in the 21st century. Compliance is voluntary yet many companies have applied for certification while encouraging vendors and partners to do so as well. Companies realize the importance of sustainable development and how it will affect them as a company and the environment in the future.
It is important for players to know the impact of their operations on the environment, and to establish management standards to promote environmental awareness. These changes may seem minimal but when taking into account companies that hire anywhere from a dozen to thousands of employee’s small impacts can go a long way. Bellow is a list of small changes to follow that can really have an impact on the future of the environment:
- Change in energy consumption
- Resign of buildings to take advantage of solar/wind power
- Save PDF copies instead of printing
- Use energy efficient computers/fixtures
- Properly allocating project resources so processes aren’t dragged out
Project delivery can be done in ways that have minimum impact on the environment. Please add other ideas to my list that can make Project Management go green.