Creating a more eco-friendly office environment might be fashionable at the moment but it doesn’t mean you need to go through the trouble of installing solar panels on the roof or completely redesigning your building’s infrastructure.
It’s easier than you probably think to make your office a little more eco-friendly and you can start today with a few small changes. From the cleaning products you use through to your choice of printer paper, here are four small steps you can take towards a more environmentally friendly office environment.
- Choose eco-friendly cleaning products. There are some great cleaning products on the market these days, which will get you the same results as heavy chemical cleaners, but without the environmental impact. If you use a commercial cleaning company for your office cleaning, ask them to use environmentally sensitive cleaning materials and techniques, or switch to a provider who will.
- Use post-consumer recycled paper. This paper is made from paper or glass that would otherwise be headed for landfill and is a simple way to get high-quality printer paper and save trees at the same time.
- Replace light globes with energy efficient LED lighting. Reducing your energy consumption is a great way to do your bit for the environment and lighting is one area where you can make a real difference.
- Reduce your energy usage. This can be done in a number of ways and if you’re not sure how to go about it, a professional energy audit may be a good solution. Not only can reducing your energy consumption with more efficient heating, lighting and cooling help the environment, it can also save your business money.
Creating a more eco-friendly office does not need to require major renovations or a complete systems overhaul. A few simple changes can make a big difference. For advice on eco-friendly cleaning products and techniques, contact Enhance Cleaning Services today!