The efforts toward sustainability and conservation shouldn’t stop at home. Today, it’s equally important to take steps to save resources in your office space as well. To some, this can be challenging, but its benefits are far-reaching and significant. There are ways to help you and your colleagues to become a greener and more eco-friendly work environment.
Saving resources sound terribly like upper management attempts to cut costs and yes, that is one of its advantages. But in the long-term, it’s also a way to help reduce waste and contribute to a better planet for future generations. Here are a few hassle-free ways to cut back on energy and resource use in the office from our consultants at Connecticut Business Centers.
Turn the lights off when they’re not in use. It’s an old piece of advice you’ve probably heard a million times before but it’s just as effective in an office space as it is at home. Consider taking a smart home approach to simplify this even further. Installing a smart hub in an office allows you to get schedule the lights to turn on or off automatically based on shift schedules and provides you with remote control to monitor and streamline electricity use.
The digital nature of most office-based work has encouraged many companies to take the paperless route in their day-to-day operations. Some offices might still have use for traditional printed documents but this doesn’t mean you can’t reduce waste by choosing to do things digitally, especially for minor files and forms.
Say No to Plastic
A large chunk of the culture of an office space is developed with conversations at the water cooler. Unfortunately, most people don’t notice that the paper or plastic cups they use to drink water is an avoidable waste. Promote the use of reusable cups or water bottles and eliminate your office’s dependence on single-use and disposable things.
Get more ideas on office sustainability from our experts at Connecticut Business Centers. Give us a call at (203) 359-5600 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation or book your office space today. We serve clients in Stamford, CT as well as in other nearby areas in Connecticut.