How Can I Make My Office Greener?
If you have the luxury of setting up new offices you can ensure that all aspects of design, fit out, and office furniture and fixings are green – but what can you do to make your current workplace more sustainable?
We’ve come up with four ways that you can help make your office greener.
4 Ways To Make Your Office More Sustainable:
Water: There’s the obvious not leaving the taps running, but you can also adapt your current set up by incorporating low-flow taps and toilets. New systems for managing the flow of water are always evolving so it’s worth checking every now and then if there are more things that you can do to help conserve water.
Lighting: Again, the obvious is to use natural light where possible, but sometimes that just isn’t possible. It is estimated that a total of 15 to 30% of energy costs are used up by office lighting. Switching to LED light bulbs is an instant energy-saver as they consume just 10% of the energy of incandescent bulbs and last as much as 40 times longer.
Recycling: In addition to recycling your waste products wherever possible, you can go green on your office furniture and fittings. More sustainable materials such as recycled wood, cork, and natural fabrics can be incorporated in your office furniture, flooring and more.
Insulation: This plays a part in temperature control, keeping your workspace at an ambient temperature, but also for acoustics. Internal partitioning can help manage temperatures, as well as helping to reduce noise. A properly insulated office can significantly reduce energy costs.
Creating a more sustainable working environment will benefit your business directly by reducing your overheads and keeping your employees happy. If you would like some help or advice on making your office greener then please get in touch with us.