An increasingly popular method for reducing office costs and improving environmental standards is the “green office”, in which businesses make strides to reduces their environmental impact by using greener recycling methods and technology. Rancho Electrical is committed to the same high standards, and we’re here with a few ideas you can use to make your office greener.
- The Basics
These are things that are just little changes to the way you already do things, like using electricity wisely, reducing waste, reusing things and recycling. Making sure equipment isn’t left on when not in use, things like that.
- Choose Environmentally Friendly Office Supplies
You’d be surprised at how much is available in terms of environmentally friendly office products. Paper is an obvious one, and a great start. But beyond that, you can get eco-friendly things like refillable ink cartridges, organizational materials and even furniture.
- Go Paperless
An extension of some of the ideas listed above, making an effort to eliminate paper products in your office where possible is a major way offices, huge consumers of paper in the past, can reduce environmental impact.
- Green Power
Whether because your power grid is old, or because your appliances consume a lot of energy, electricity is an unseen factor in eco-friendly workspaces. Try to use energy efficient lights and equipment, and if need be, consider having your office rewired! Doing so not only improves the green rating of your work place, but can also save you money in energy costs.
Making your office environmentally friendly isn’t always easy, but if you start small, it’s very doable, and Rancho Electrical is here to help. For more information about what kinds of green energy services we offer, contact Rancho Electrical today!