- Over the last couple of years there has been a significant push for improved sustainability across all industries, including the office sector.
- Some strategies to make coworking spaces more sustainable include use of solar panels, recycling, and curbing office equipment consumption.
- Good Coworking, Fora, and Second Home are a few examples of coworking spaces that have using sustainable practices to power their operations.
It’s clear that humanity needs to start doing whatever it can to slow down the effects of climate change. There are many practices and daily habits that can be implemented, big or small, that can greatly reduce our carbon footprint.
This behavior can start at home, with simple things such as recycling and composting, using less water, and installing solar to the home, but what about in the corporate world?
Particularly over the last couple of years there has been a significant push for improved sustainability across all industries, including the office sector.
Buildings, namely coworking spaces, should ensure that they are being as eco-efficient as possible. Not only is this cost-beneficial, but it preserves the environment in which we live.
Here are some sustainable tips that coworking spaces can implement:
- Install solar to the building: Besides being drastically better for the environment, companies can reap some long-term savings from their initial investment by installing solar, and many states now offer incentives (like rebates and the ability to sell excess energy to the power company) for solar energy users.
- Use natural light: Artificial lighting represents 40% of electricity consumption in a typical office building, and almost a quarter of all electricity in America, which is often unnecessary. Coworking spaces should use daylight wherever possible, which will decrease energy consumption.
- Encourage recycling: If your office doesn’t have a recycling program, work with your office manager and custodial staff to set one up for paper, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles and containers.
- Encourage employees to rethink their commute and work-related travel: Whenever possible, people should walk, bike, carpool, or use buses, trains, or light rail to get to work. If commuting by car is unavoidable, people should invest in a fuel-efficient vehicle. It might also be helpful to reduce work-related travel by meeting with coworkers via videoconferencing and other technologies.
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