How to Practice Office Sustainability

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Embracing Sustainability in Your Office

Companies can find many ways to implement more eco-friendly policies in their offices. Starting a sustainability team, creating monthly challenges, turning off equipment at night, embracing renewable energy, and going paperless are all simple ways to practice office sustainability.

When your workplace is ready to turn more environmentally friendly, researching the right policies to put in place can make all of the difference. There are many benefits to practice sustainability in your workplace besides positive impacts on the environment. Many companies can see an increase in customers and clients when they make the switch. Your employees and your customers pay attention to environmental trends, so implementing sustainability improvements in your office can show its benefits in spades.

Make Your Own Green Team

Sustainability won’t come on its own — you need help and leadership to make a change. Starting your own sustainability team in your office will both raise awareness and accomplish more in shorter periods of time. Employees will become more aware of your initiatives, and their impact on the environment when your group comes together to adjust eco-friendly standards. Start small — prepare a recycling program, encourage carpools, or moving to green cleaning supplies are all simple changes that make a great impact.

Your sustainability squad can also implement quarterly or monthly challenges to gain motivation for the movement. Reward those who stick with it by offering small prizes, such as gift cards.

Overall Reduction in Costs

Simple changes like switching off office equipment or turning off lights will help save overall costs. Scaling back the thermostat in summer months can also decrease your costs.  Just a one-degree difference can consume up to 30,000 fewer kilowatts for a company leading to thousands of dollars in savings every year. 

Using Products That are Environmentally Friendly

Opting in for better office products that are exclusively sustainable can have a huge overall impact on your budget. Entrepreneurs now have a real chance to step up and look at the sustainability landscape by purchasing sustainable electronics for their office. In 2016, Kaiser Permanente purchased greener electronics that will ultimately avoid the disposal of 124 metric tons of hazardous waste.

Switching your office light bulbs to energy-efficient LED ones can be 80% more useful than incandescent bulbs. 

Work With an Innovative Broker

As a full-service real estate firm we understand the importance of finding the right office space for your business. We have a proud track record as being competitive, connected, and conscientious of initiatives that help you make your business successful.  We will start helping you find a property that is a great fit for you today!

For assistance, call Plaza Companies at 623.972.1184 or email info@plazaco.com.

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