As a business, you have a responsibility to your customers and the planet to reduce your carbon footprint as far as possible. Whether you’re tired of wasting resources or simply want to give back to the environment, making your business more eco-friendly will not only positively impact your profits but the planet as well.
Below, we share a few simple ways you can reduce your business’s carbon footprint and go green:
Use energy-saving equipment
A good place to start is with your office equipment. If you have printers, an air con, fully-equipped kitchen and large LED lights running all day, it’s likely that they are the bulk of your energy bill. Go around your office and see which appliances and equipment you use daily and see where you can install energy-efficient alternatives and make the switch.
If you’re looking for a reliable energy supply that won’t cost the Earth, go solar. Installing solar panels on the roof of your office building is a smart way to reduce your dependency on utility-provided electricity, ensuring your business is more eco-friendly in the long run. This energy-saving option is also more affordable, reducing your energy bills and helping you cut operational costs.
Make it a company culture
Change comes from within and in a company, that means the culture. Whether recycling, reminding your staff to turn off equipment when not in use or encouraging them to carpool to work, it’s important to encourage your employees to make better choices both in and out of the workplace. Not only will this help you cut your monthly overheads, but it’ll also inspire a caring company culture that puts the planet first.
Switch to motion sensor lighting
We are all guilty of forgetting to switch a light off in the office. While human, these small mistakes can add up and shoot up your energy consumption. Installing motion sensor lighting outside or in areas of the office people rarely use is a great way to ensure lights are always off when not in use. Opening the blinds and letting natural light in will also help reduce the amount of time your lights are on.
Install electric vehicle charging points
Vehicles are going green too, and many people now have electric cars. Installing electric vehicle charging points in the office parking areas will show customers that you are serious about the planet and helping them make the eco-friendly choice. If you have the budget for it, you can also change all company cars that use fuel to electric or hybrid models.
Instead of renting an expensive office or warehouse space, self storage provides a smart and sustainable way to run and grow your business. Indoor Self Storage offers secure business storage for all your needs and the added flexibility to increase or decrease your space whenever you need. Visit our stores in Totnes and Dartmouth or give us a call on 01803 835777 to learn more.