In the world of business, “going green” is more than just a slogan or a tagline. It is a new way of doing things; a method that can help you grow your business and increase your company’s bottom line while acting responsibly and helping save the environment.
A greener workplace means a reduced carbon footprint, a healthier and more productive place to work, greater cost savings, and higher profit. Here are a few ways on how to go green in a corporate setting:
Cut Down on Paper Use
Save trees and cut down budget for office supplies by limiting the use of paper as much as possible. Encourage staff to view reports and presentations on a large screen or on their individual laptops rather than printing out copies. Invite employees to create a scrap paper box and change the setting of your printers to double-sided.
Encourage Smart Commuting
Walking, cycling, and carpooling to work are some of the best ways to reduce pollution and minimise employee impact on traffic. Encourage employees or team members to use these eco-friendly commuting options by installing a bike rack or giving financial incentives.
Use Electricity Wisely
Unplug computers, laptops, cell phone chargers, televisions, and other devices if they aren’t in use. These devices are called energy vampires—appliances that draw current, even if not in use. Ask staff to turn off their computers at the end of the day and use the power save setting on laptops. Install a timer so appliances automatically turn off when they’re not in use.
Redesign Your Workplace
Adopt a sustainable office design on your next office fit out. Use EC08 plasterboard—a fire and acoustic rated environmental drywall with superior impact resistance—for your partitions and buy GECA-certified furniture. Maximise natural light and install window blinds with visible light transmission. Paint using low VOC, GECA-approved paint system.
Going green is about adopting sustainable practices in the workplace and introducing systems, processes, and products that save energy, minimise pollutants, and reduce waste. Contact us today and let our team help transform your office into a more sustainable and comfortable place to work in.