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Four Energy Saving Items Every Office Should Have
When it comes to transforming your office and working towards your green emissions targets, it is essential that offices have green procedures in place and purchase or install systems to enhance them. To do this, there are four main items you could purchase:
1. Energy Saving Light Bulbs
Energy saving light bulbs are an easy and effective way to help your office go green and become eco-friendly. Not only do they save energy and costs, but they are also better for the environment. There are three main types of energy saving light bulbs that you can purchase to help lower your office emissions and costs:
- Light-Emitting Diodes (LED)
- Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs)
2. Solar Panels
Using solar panels to generate electricity is another innovative green office practice that can also save your office costs. Solar panels use photons (particles of light) in sunlight to generate electricity and are made up of individual units which are fixed to an array and placed on the roof of a building. Each panel within the array is made up of cells which convert solar energy into electricity and, therefore, the more panels placed in an array, the more electricity can be generated at any one time.
There are three main benefits to using solar panels in the office:
- It’s a Renewable Energy Source
- They Lower Energy Bills
- There’s Low Maintenance Costs
3. Charging Stations
Small devices and gadgets such as cameras, mobile phones, tablets, laptops and microphones are essentials in every office. However, the constant off and on charging of devices can account for a significant percentage of an offices annual energy spend.
Charging stations are highly effective as they automatically switch off when devices are fully charged, thus eliminating energy being wasted if someone has forgotten to disconnect their device.
Not only this, but charging stations also help improve device longevity as it lowers the risk of devices burning out due to being overcharged, meaning you will not need to replace them as often. We strongly suggest you go out and purchase one as soon as possible.
4. Green Office Supplies
Purchasing green stationery supplies that have been made from recycled materials is highly cost-effective and beneficial for the environment as fewer emissions will be released into the environment and less waste will go to landfill – especially if you send them off for recycling once you are finished with them.
From this, you can consistently purchase eco-friendly products and not worry about how your actions have negative effects on the environment.
Global Office Supplies offer a wide range of green office supplies and will collect your old stationery for free. So next time you think about purchasing a bulk order of office supplies, think to yourself; “am I harming the environment in the process?”