4 Ways To Think Green

Posted by Andrew Mead

We’ve all heard the phrase “Green Technology”, but what does it actually mean? In short, it’s about saving natural resources, saving money, saving energy and looking out for the environment. With that in mind, here are 4 ways to think green, use our resources efficiently, and avoid unnecessary waste…

1 – Insulate

This idea is nothing new, but you’d be surprised to learn just how many office buildings are still not correctly insulated. Thanks to new techniques and technology, insulating your office building is not as invasive as it might sound. A series of holes are drilled in the walls and filled with either fibreglass, cellulose or polyurethane. Not only is insulation good for the environment, it’s great for your energy bills too!

2 – Ventilate
Just as insulation is the greener alternative to cranking up the thermostat, ventilation is the best way to keep your workplace cool – as opposed to old fashioned air-conditioning units. Green energy experts suggest placing large fans in hallways and corridors, with connecting doors open in order to ventilate much larger spaces, rather than placing smaller fans in individual rooms. 

3 – Do your business online
While this is certainly more common in the age of the “paperless office”, there are still many businesses out there who continue to amass stacks of bills, payslips and invoices. Doing everything electronically is not only the greener option, it saves on printing and postage costs too. 

4 – Boost your battery life
If possible, remove the battery from your laptop when you are running on the mains for long periods (once fully charged), as this stops the battery continuing to draw additional power – it’ll also increase its shelf-life. Finally, switch to rechargeable batteries for smaller electronic devices to help cut down on the number of single use cells that end up in landfills. 

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