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Going green is good for business and good for the environment. Going green doesn’t necessarily mean spending lots of money. In fact, going green can actually save you money. Below I have outlined 25 low cost going green tips for the office. Where relevant I have added links to the going green tips to articles which provide more detailed information. (image attribution: ponsulak)
Going green at work can be a great way to save costs, motivate staff and demonstrate your environmental credentials to your clients and prospective clients. In this article I discuss the top 10 going green tips for the workplace. (image attribution: digitalart)
1. Write an environmental policy
An environmental policy is a statement of intent that sets out your organisations commitment to best practice environmental performance. It also sets the tone for your company’s approach to environmental management. Good environmental policies have been thought out correctly, are relevant to your organisation, demonstrate senior management commitment and have a positive tone of voice.
In a general office, printing is one of the main environmental impacts associated with day-to-day operations. It is also one of the easiest environmental impacts to tackle that will deliver immediate environmental benefits as well as costs savings. This article provides practical green printing tips and advice. (image attribution: digitalart)
If you have recently had to complete a tender document you would likely have had a number of sustainability or environmental tender questions to complete.
For smaller organisations these questions are often a major stumbling block for two reasons:
- Many organisations have not got an environmental management system (I.e. Iso14001) or any evidence to support their claims
- Some organisations are so put off by these questions that they decide not to submit a proposal
This article provides guidance to help you address both these concerns and also have confidence that your answers will score highly when evaluated.
In a typical workplace, approximately 30% of the electricity bill is spent on lighting the space. Reducing the amount of consumption can save lots of money and help reduce your organisations carbon footprint.
There are three ways in which one can reduce the amount of energy consumed from lighting: