Posted: 24 March, 2019 Category: General

20% of offices go paperless, making a significant effort to reduce their impact on the environment. According to a recent survey, storing your work digitally is the way forward towards making your office more green and healthier, for the environment.

According to a recent survey by They carried out a survey to find what makes your office green and which elements play an important part towards an improved workspace.

  1. Paperless – Work is stored digitally 20%
  2. Labelled waste bins – Suitable for recycling 18%
  3. Solar panels for electricity 14%
  4. LED bulbs – Use less energy and more efficient 12%
  5. Green heating 9%
  6. Reusable bottles 7%
  7. Bike facilities 6%
  8. Electric car charging points 6%
  9. Motion-triggered lights 5%
  10. Plants and natural light 3%
Green Office with desk

Seareach’s tips on how you can make these changes in your office.

Go paperless – Diverse everything you can towards digital. The more you can compact everything digitally, and the less paper you use, the more you will transform your office becoming green.

Labelled recycling waste bins – Clearly labelling your waste bins, will help form rotation. This will enable an easy system for employees to follow at work.

Solar panels for electricity – Enable you to have lighting and run household appliances. The photovoltaic cells use the sun’s energy to provide you with a green renewable energy source.

Install LED bulbs – The energy consumption can use up to 75% less energy and is a cost-effective effect towards your office.

Green heating – The cheapest source for heating and is very efficient. Easy and cheap to install and performs well.

Reusable bottle(s) – Bring in your own bottle for reusable use. From this, you’ll reduce the number of chucked away bottles.

Bike facilities – Providing a bike rack can enable employees the opportunity to cycle to work, cutting down pollution.

Electric car charging points – Electric cars provide more energy efficiency up to 85-90%. Overall greener and cheaper to run.

Motion-triggered lights – All-around improves energy efficiency. Can be ideal towards rooms left untouched or divided rooms, such as small meeting rooms. Will save energy if people are in and out.

Plants and natural light – Having plants in your office will uplift and give out a fresh fragrance towards the office.

Speaking about the study, Stuart Jailler at Seareach commented:

“As you can see from our list, they’re various ways we can all help the environment. By contributing little by little every day, we all can do our part towards making a healthier environment, reduce the number of waste and start recycling more.”

He continued:

Interestingly, storing your work digitally, came out as favourite from our survey results. Cluttering up paper, going through waste each day and storing your work online, was primed the most important part, towards making your working environment green. Closely followed by labelling your waste bins for recycling.”