How to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

How to Make Your Business More Eco-Friendly

Running a business takes a lot of time and energy. Lights are on almost all day and paper is being used to print documents. Although some of these are necessary to keep a business going, there are ways to reduce some practices that can be potentially harmful to the environment. As a business, you should be thinking of ways to be eco-friendly. Here are some tips and tricks that businesses can follow to achieve this!

Save Energy

If it’s a sunny day outside, use that to your advantage and let natural light fill your office instead of having the ceiling lights on. This is an easy way to reduce energy and still be able to work properly. Having lights on all day doesn’t have to be a bad thing though, LED lights can still be eco-friendly!

LED lights have a significantly smaller footprint than incandescent and fluorescent lights. They emit 80% less greenhouse gasses than other alternatives. Automated light sensors, energy-efficient appliances (dishwashers, refrigerators, microwaves), and smart thermostats can also save a lot of energy in your office or place of work.

Choose Green Supplies

Reduce, reuse, recycle. This statement is something we heard growing up, yet it’s so important in keeping our planet clean and healthy. Reduce the plastics and one-time use items in your office. Swap out paper coffee cups and plastic utensils for ceramic or metallic options. Reuse boxes if they aren’t worn down and encourage everyone to use both the front and back of printer paper. Recycle anything that can be, it’s that simple!

Go Digital

Some companies have been printing documents and filing papers away for a while. It’s hard to move away from this, but technology has allowed us to find alternatives to printing. Documents can be sent over email as well as fliers and press releases. Invoices and paperless bills can also be sent online, which makes the process faster and easier.

Working Remote

It’s efficient to be face-to-face with your coworkers as more ideas can be thrown out and more work gets done. A new trend in the workplace is hybrid or remote working. Some reasons for this was to give workers a break and have them work comfortably at home, but this can also help the environment. Not driving to work every day will allow there to be less cars on the road, less carbon dioxide emitted into the air, and less traffic. If you do go to work every day, try looking into commuting with your coworkers to also lessen how much gas is used.

Creating an Eco-Friendly Business at The 5th Floor

Every business isn’t the same and has different needs in order to run smoothly. These steps in creating an eco-friendly business will help move your company in the right direction into helping out the environment.

When looking for a place to start your business, consider The 5th Floor as the beginning of your business journey.

The 5th Floor Orlando offers modern and high-quality workspaces, concierge-level services that are completely customized to our tenants’ specific needs, and a convenient location above Marketplace at Avalon Park. Our virtual offices, hot desks, and private offices are perfect for ambitious individuals looking for a workspace perfect for facilitating collaboration and fostering productivity. And our high-tech conference rooms are an excellent space to host your workshops, meetings, and events.

For more information about how to get started and to reserve one of our accommodating coworking spaces, contact The 5th Floor Orlando online or call us at 407-730-3493.

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