It is so simple to forget to recycle and leave the light switch on, but if everyone in the office does these little forgetful habits then it will build up. So, to help here is a even simpler light to make that second home of yours a nicer GREENer office.
1. Lights: A simple but effective way to conserve finances and energy at the office is to turn off lights when not in use. Not only do they last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs, they use 25% less energy. Also switching the entire office to LED’s will help with this as well.
2. Equipment: Use recycled printing paper, be sure that all and yes i do mean ALL equipment is turned off and shut down at the end of the day. Shutting down office equipment at the end of the day is cost effective and has no impact on equipment performance and longevity.
3. Water: Many offices provide individual bottles of water for their employees. Not only are they more expensive than tap water, the containers pose significant threats to our environment. While many people have come to believe that bottled water is purer, tastes better and is more convenient, research challenges such notions.
4. Paper: Recommend that your office move toward becoming a paperless environment. There are both ecological and economic benefits to reducing or eliminating a business’s dependency on paper, and technological advancements are making that shift easier. Scanners can convert a paper document to electronic form, making it easier to store and share. Cloud computing allows archival documents to be scanned and uploaded offsite, thus eliminating the need for space-eating file cabinets and the all-too-familiar hazard of lost or misfiled paper documents