Monday, July 8, 2013

Green Changes to the Workplace

Simple Strategies To Green Up Your Workplace

By Shruti S Sharda of Harji Realtors - one of the leading real estate agents in the region of Chandigarh, Mohali and Kharar. For more information on Imperial Apartments and the best Sunny Enclave Flats

There is a much believed thought that creating eco-friendly workplace calls for complicated equipment, huge renovations and expensive consultants. However, fact of the matter is that, by merely implementing some simple and easy strategies, you can not only save your time and money, but also the planet. These simple strategies focus on greening up the workplace in a number of ways mentioned as follows -

* Save power - Although, leaving the computers, lights and other electrical appliances on substantially increase the electricity bills, still many companies and employees do not give it much thought and continue to waste electricity. It is advisable to introduce a simple electricity saver policy in your office, with the aim to encourage everyone to switch off their computer systems and lights after work. Send email reminders regularly, talk about this issue in all meeting agendas and seek help from volunteers to turn off the machines and lights until this costly habit of your staff gets broken.

* Save trees - Going paperless is also a great way to green up one's workplace. However, the idea may seem implausible for many people. If you cannot go paperless, then there are still several other ways in which you can cut down your paper consumption. For instance, you can store all your files electronically, instead of making a pile of paper files or documents.

* Improve indoor air quality - There are many offices out there which are plagued by sneezers. One of the reasons for this is the poor air quality, which circulates allergens and dust, leading to increase in the number of staff members taking sick leaves. So, if you do not want to experience low productivity, then see to it that the air filters installed in all the air conditioners are regularly and thoroughly cleaned. This will keep the units working efficiently and purify the air. You can also add natural air filtering plants and preserve the air quality in your office.

* Recycle - Generally, offices have lots of waste in addition to paper. The good part is that most of this waste can be easily recycled. By recycling the waste you not just can save money that goes in trash services but also enjoy many tax incentives by the city or state government. In fact, there are a number of office supply shops and stores which re-purpose waste products, like waste paper, aluminum cans, toner cartridges, old printers and many such objects for a good price.

Such as these there are numerous other ways in which you can successfully green up your office. Discovering new and better ways for doing business and keeping environment safety in mind at the same time is all about the "green movement". By going green you would not only enjoy increased productivity, but also a healthy atmosphere, lower utility bills and most importantly, a safe environment. So, implement the simple strategies mentioned above and bring a "green" change in your workplace.

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