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Ways to Make Your Office Eco-Friendly

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An increasing amount of people are beginning to take action against the growing concern that is climate change. Thanks to this raised awareness, sustainability strategies have become more and more commonplace in the office and at home.

Making your workspace environment more eco-friendly can have long-term advantages for business success. Foremost, the shift to sustainability influences the construction and design of the property, which in turn can impact your employees attitude towards utilising their workspace.

Social media offers various methods in which to help you make your workspace more environmentally friendly. But with so much information out there, it can seem daunting at where exactly you should begin. It’s way we’ve compiled this simple 3 step guide of some of the top sustainable office trends and practices – useful both if you want to reorganise your workspace, or want to know what to look out for when choosing a new office location.

Go Paperless

This can be quite the challenge, especially if your office is used to paper for a number of years. On average, a single office work will use 1kg of paper or paper-based products each year. That may not sound like much, but that works out to 10,000 sheets of paper per year, which causes significant damage to the environment as well as adding to workplace clutter.

As the cost of office materials continues to rise, we here at Glandore are leading the Green Initiative. Digital technologies now make it possible for contracts, billing, e-signatures, meetings and schedules to be organised without the need of paper or storage.

Recycling paper, as well as scanning and saving important documents, can help you make your workspace more efficient, well-organised and clean.

Go Green

Adding plants to your office helps clean the indoor air by reducing bacteria, mould, and dust. International studies revealed that one plant for each three people increases the quality of air by neutralising harmful toxins. It can also improve you and your colleagues’ mood, as well as increasing work productivity.

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Energy-Efficient Improvements

Small investments can make for massive results in the long-term. For example by opting for LEDs lights over standard fluorescent bulbs, they don’t contain toxic chemicals, are more energy-efficient and last longer

Energy consumption also depends much on the availability of natural light in the office space. Choosing an office with a good number of windows is one of the best ways of achieving an eco-friendly workspace. By allowing natural daylight through windows, you will reduce the need for artificial lighting, and people who work in well-lit offices tend to have lower stress levels.

Additional methods of making an office more energy efficient include things like solar batteries and sensor-activated lights.

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