12th March, 2012 - Posted by admin - Comments Off
The number of businesses which have made an effort to make their office space greener has “definitely” increased in recent years, one expert has acknowledged.
Robert Hokin, chief executive of ecoConnect CIC, pointed out that his company alone has seen a “strong increase” in companies altering their workplaces to give them a more efficient touch.
He added that many employers are realising that there are a variety of methods to making an office space greener, which can offer benefits to a company’s output too.
To give a helping hand to those struggling for ideas though, Mr Hokin offered some quick solutions like switching to “energy-efficient lighting, insulation and [using] draught exclusion systems where you can”.
The expert went on to state: “[You can] encourage your employees to save energy by allocating energy budgets by department and incentivise managers by making them responsible – and rewardable – for cost savings.”
Recently, Richard Kauntze, chief executive of the British Council for Offices, stated that new domestic and European Union legislation introducing more rigorous requirements is making greener workplace spaces “evermore important”.