How Do I Make My Office More Eco-Friendly?

December 23, 2021

With so many companies making a push toward cutting carbon emissions, reducing waste, and doing whatever they can to go green, there’s no time like the present to consider joining the movement. The good news is that making your office a more eco-friendly environment can be quite simple

Check Your Energy Consumption

Did you know that powering down your devices doesn’t always stop their electricity usage? “Phantom power” keeps electronic devices on standby for whenever you need to use them again, which adds a bit of convenience at the cost of higher energy consumption. Simply unplugging at the end of the day will help curb overnight energy usage and lead to savings. If you’d prefer to have standby modes active but still want to make a difference, consider using “sleep mode” on any devices that feature it. This mode is designed to reduce power consumption.

And, just like at home, it’s always a good idea to consider raising your thermostat slightly in the summer months. Even a small increase can make a big difference in energy consumption (and the building’s cooling costs).

Watch Your Waste

Recycling whenever possible is a great step to take toward creating a more eco-friendly office, but that doesn’t just mean separating trash from recyclables. Consider cutting down on the amount of paper plates and bowls, plastic silverware, and other disposable goods—invest in compostable products and washable silverware, and encourage everyone to bring in their own reusable, washable water bottles or coffee mugs.

Invest in Greener Products

Buying eco-friendly office furniture is a great long-term investment for both your office and the environment. There is plenty of recycled office furniture on the pre-owned market that can be found in excellent shape and free of harmful materials. What’s more, many of these pieces are made with recyclable materials—meaning you’ll have several ways to get rid of your eco-friendly office furniture when you’re done with it, whether you sell or recycle it.

At Ajax Business Interiors, we have plenty of eco-friendly office furniture on hand for Florida companies looking to lessen their impact on the environment in comfort and style. Contact us today to learn more, or come visit our Clearwater showroom to see for yourself.