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Green Office Space Tips and Tricks

Going Green Office SpaceAre you willing to pay more for green office space? According to many surveys many companies are. Roughly 48% said they would pay as much as 10 percent more for sustainable (green) space, and 2% said they would expect to pay even more.

Owners on the other hand showed that 57% would expect payback of the investment with savings over a 1 – 3 year period and only 9% would consider a period of over 5 years acceptable.

In actuality, you can go green without having to breaking the bank. You save your money and you save mother earth! Nothing to lose.

Here are some of the tips and tricks to go green. Always remember, apply the 3Rs;

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Office Supplies.

  • The key here is to keep all office supplies organized. Keep all office supplies in one storage. Have someone in charge in tracking and supervising the usage of the supplies, in this way employees will be less careless or wasteful of supplies.
  • Use reusable items, one example is a reusable or refillable pen rather than the disposable ones. Reuse old or used papers blank page at the back and turn them memo pads, be careful with confidential documents though! Place a box in a common area where employees can put their scrap papers to recycle.

Go Paperless.

In larger or global organizations, papers are really out. Most of the conventional companies are still using papers to send around memos to departments or employees, emails are way too better, faster and cheaper.

  • Limit the access to the printers, most of the employees will just go trigger happy with printing if not being supervised.
  • Invest in HR Software tools, it is more environment friendly and more cost efficient in the long run. Getting signatures or approvals can be done online. You will not need to print papers to get approvals for your vacation leaves, pay slips, performance reviews and all other employee related documents. Can you imagine how many papers will be used per employee, per type of document, it will be tons. We have not talked about the space that these papers will occupy, can you imagine that? Use the “cloud” to store them!
  • Online billing is also an alternative for your clients (if applicable). Push your clients or customers for paperless by convincing them what this can do for our environment. Giving them rewards and discounts is a best way to convince them to go paperless billing.
  • If printing is necessary, make sure you use environment friendly papers. Look for chlorine-free paper or go with the papers that has recycled materials. Make use of the both sides the papers, use smaller fonts can save a lot of papers too.

The Bathroom and Kitchen.

  • Use hand dryers rather than paper towels in both bathroom and kitchen.
  • Reduce water consumption. Reduce the amount of water for flushing toilets, ask your office or building engineers about putting brick tank or low-flush models. There are systems too that you can recycle water used in washing hands, reuse it for flushing the toilets.  Again, this could be an investment, but you’ll benefit later.
  • In your pantry, do not supply disposable cups, coffee stirrers spoon and fork for your employees. Have them bring their own utensils and tumblers. Buy in bulk, less plastic consumption rather than buying individually wrapped coffee, creamer and sugar. Use bigger jars or dispensers that everyone can use, make sure it is being cleaned and maintained.
  • Drive BYO Lunch. Healthier but lesser plastic wastes from the fast food packaging.

Office Equipment, Maintenance and the Facility.

  • Buy Energy-friendly items
  • Use LED lamps, it uses less power.  Replace inefficient and high energy light bulbs with lower wattage.
  • Use multi-purpose machines, smaller and lesser machines you buy, the smaller footprint will be. One example, printer that can also be used for photocopying, faxing and scanning.
  • Consider buying second hand. It is understandable that sometimes you have to keep an attractive and great appearance for your clients. But if you consider getting a second hand, your company will be a great help in reducing wastes and you’ll save almost 50% of your money.
  • Control and maintain comfortable temperature in the office. Most of the employees keep sweater and extra clothing inside the office as temperature in the office is colder than outside. You can implement a business-casual clothing policy as they can wear comfortable clothes they want than getting suit up.
  • Use environment friendly cleaning products. You can also recycle some items to eliminate odors, like used coffee grounds in your pantry. It’s sets up the mood of your employees plus it more environment friendly than using the chemically produced one.
  • Get indoor plants, they absorb pollutants and clean air, some are also can naturally repel insects. It’s will also make the office’s ambiance relaxed.
  • Put up reminders in every wall, bulletin boards or even at the back of the toilet’s door. Make it creative to appear more interesting for the employees to read, put quotes, trivia and info graphics about saving mother earth at work.
  • Segregate Trash. Put a separate trash bins for biodegradable, for pet bottles and tin cans and all other non-biodegradable. This way, it will be much easier to recycle. Partner with a non-profit organization/community that uses recycled materials to make money out of it, donate your recyclable waste products (such as tin cans, pet bottles, newspapers, plastic wrappers) to them regularly. you help mother earth, you helped the community.

Power Savings.

  • Set a power down time, for example during lunch breaks, turn off some lights, lamps and computer monitors for one hour every day.
  • Procure motion-detecting switch for lights in the meeting rooms or bathrooms. Sometimes, employees tend to forget the number one rule in energy saving even at home – TURN OFF LIGHTS IF NOT IN USE.
  • Set up your computers and do not allow screensavers, it consumes a lot of energy even not in use.
  • Carpool or commute going to office every day, it is a big help to lessen the carbon emission. Saves your pocket too with parking fee and gasoline. Consider biking going to the office that will give health benefits too.

Raise Awareness.

Organize a team or a committee that will drive programs for eco-friendlier environment in the office.

  • This is the most important part, you need people to explain to your employees the objectives and goals of this. It will also project that your company is serious about going green.
  • Have this committee to put up rules and policy to implement.
  • This team can also make fun events with “Go Green” themes such a fashion show contest where they will be judged according to the recycled materials they used. Give good prizes, everyone will be excited and will have fun. Make fun events where the employees get to enjoy while you deliver the message to go green and love mother earth.

Here are a few more questions to ask and things to consider if you want to think green when seeking office space.

  • Is there any active or passive solar built into the construction of the building? Active solar would be solar collectors for generating electricity or heating water. Passive solar is building construction that takes into account the building’s orientation, so that the sun’s effects (such as heat and light) are minimized in summer and maximized in winter. Buildings that have a central atrium built into them also make a big difference for bringing light into the entire building, thus lessening your portion of the cost to light common areas in the building.
  • If you are looking at a newer building, ask if it is LEED certified. According to the US Green Building Council, LEED buildings lower operating costs, reduce construction waste, conserve energy and water, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and qualify for tax rebates, zoning allowances and other incentives in cities around the country. LEED certification also is better and safer for tenants, because of healthier indoor environments.
  • Find out if your prospective office building is paying attention to their use of water. Do they have low flow toilets and faucets? Do they have reclaimed or grey water systems? These will take water from sinks and filter it for use in toilets and landscaping.
  • Ask if they are doing anything less common in the area of green building, such as a vegetative roof, which increases insulation and helps filter pollution. (If there is one, find out if tenants can eat their sack lunches on the roof!)

From an article published by The University of Berkley, they discovered that the development of an active environmental policy actually has a positive impact on a company’s competitiveness in the marketplace.

How can you benefit from this green office space trend when it comes to finding the perfect office rental for your company?

Green Construction Cuts Down on Operating Costs

The cost savings associated with already installed active solar collectors are not negligible. They greatly decrease the amount of money your company spends on daily electricity. When your targeted office building also falls into the passive solar collection category, you know that its positioning will greatly decrease the need for daytime artificial light usage and winter heating expenditures. A central atrium is a big plus when you look for an office that receives natural light from all sides.

Green Landscaping Reduces Water Costs

When you rent office space, the overall operating costs of the property are built into the square footage price Choose a green building that has environmentally friendly features, which extend to the choice of landscaping. While a nicely manicured landscape provides excellent curb appeal and increases the suitability of the building as an office address, the choice of exotic flora can greatly increase the water costs. Pick an office building that uses native plants in its landscape, which cuts down on the watering cost significantly.

Green Office Space Reduces Employee Absenteeism

Whether you have 10 employees or 100, the absence of even just one worker creates a drain on your company’s productivity. A study by the City of Seattle proves that a decrease of indoor pollutants has made it possible for one company to reduce its absenteeism rate by 40 percent. In addition, productivity went up by 5 percent. When you combine the use of green building technology with the choice of environmentally friendly cleaning supplies and companies, it is clear that this is a result your company could imitate.

Going green is easy. Be passionate about green office space and be true about your care for our environment. We do not need to spend so much to achieve this environment-friendly office goals. A few small steps and actions by each of your employees will create a green office space for your company, if we all try this together, it will create big impact for the environment. Whether you have a large, small or even home office, let’s love mother earth for our future.

If you need help finding green office space, contact us. It is what we do.

Going Green: Key Features of an Eco-Friendly Office Space

Target a green eco-frienldy office spaceWhether currently searching for new office space or seeking climate-friendly renovations for your current property, “green”  eco-friendly office space provides innovative solutions for greater productivity and employee well-being.  Although many companies and representatives may give the impression of being “earth-friendly” not every building automatically fits the strict parameters for a “green” office. Unlike traditional offices, “green” offices take full responsibility for their waste and environmental effect. These office also actively seek to minimize their carbon “footprint.”  As you seek a healthier, eco-smart workplace, consider these key features in green offices.

LEED-Certification 

For an office to be truly “green,” it must carry strict certifications from organizations such as The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  This independent organization carefully grades buildings based on their infrastructure, resource efficiency, pollution output, and overall employee health.  Investing in an LEED-certified building provides a safe, sustainable environment to maximize workplace efficiency.

“Living” Infrastructure

Green offices are built with far more than simple wood and metal.  Sustainable offices recognize the value or bringing the “outdoors” inside with innovative features such as “living walls” and indoor gardens. Office plants and greenery provide natural air filtration, boosting employee health and well-being while also creating a more restful, natural atmosphere.

Rejuvenating Work Space

Green offices often stray from the traditional office “cubby”design.  Employees in green offices enjoy open office space with minimal segregation and walls.  These open offices allow greater use of natural light and air filtration without necessary walls and cramped work spaces.  Green offices such as  The American Society of Interior Designers employ “human-centric” floor plans that improve natural employee collaboration, creativity, and workplace moral.

Ecodistrict

Although green office space can be created nearly anywhere, these healthier, earth-friendly havens are often found in “ecodistricts,” designated areas that actively push sustainable energy and “green” principles.  Many cities, particularly in Washington, Colorado, and California are passionately supporting the creation of more ecodistricts with greater emphasis on clean public transportation and electric energy use. If looking for new office space, start your search in a clean, ecodistrict first.

Although creating a completely “green” office may appear challenging, creating a climate-friendly work space begins with small but meaningful changes anyone can make. Going green begins with managing your office’s power, water, and carbon output.

For information on finding a new, eco-friendly office space opportunity, please contact us today.

The Office Scene – Going Green!

Going Green Office SpaceIf you recycle at home you have to admit, it’s a pretty good feeling to know you’re doing your part to help the environment. Even if the reason you started is because it’s required by the city, once you got the hang of Going Green, reducing your carbon footprint is totally do-able.

Have you thought about going green at the office? Some simple changes can make a huge difference in the impact your business has on the environment, too. Treehugger lists 10 tips to get green at the office. They won’t just help the environment; they will help your bottom dollar! The article is worth the read, but we’ll highlight 5 for you.

  • Energy-Saving Settings Save Energy – Set computers and other devices used in the office to the Energy-Saving Feature. Turn them off when you leave for the day.
  • Less is More Where Paper’s Concerned – Use digital storage instead of a file cabinet. Send emails instead of letters. Delete blank pages when printing documents using new software, like Greenprint. This software will, also, convert documents to PDF for onscreen viewing.
  • Use Recycled Paper – And, save any shipping boxes and packing materials to reuse.
  • Telecommuting or 4 10’s – If either are do-able, give them a trial run. Employees will appreciate the extra time at home. Happy employees equal productive employees!
  • Redesign Your Space – Eco-friendly furniture, lighting and air quality (Plants!) are, also, ways to invest in going green resulting in a healthier environment.

Going green is more than a popular trend. The world needs our help! We should all do everything we can to clean up the mess we’ve made of it.

Are you thinking about finding a better environment to house your business? OfficeFinder can end your search for your new space. It’s what we do! ☺ Contact us today!

Creating Healthy Green Office Spaces

healthy green office Our relationship with nature (biophilia) is crucial to our creativity, health, and performance in all aspects of our life. In a recent study by Human Spaces, measurable improvements of up to 15% were detected in the well-being of employees that work in spaces that incorporate nature. According to the study, overall employee productivity rose by 6% when green elements were introduced into the work place. If your office is devoid of earthy influences, consider these opportunities to improve employee welfare and start to create a healthy green office.

Natural Light. In the Human Spaces Global Report, employees requested natural light more than any other element in the office. Adding windows, skylights, or solar tubes is the most effective way to improve a work place. Interior glass divisions and transoms can also help spread that sunlight to hallways and interior spaces that haven’t the possibilities of a perimeter area.

Color and Texture. When choosing colors for your office, stay bright, neutral, and natural. Weathered wood, stone, and contemporary designs that pay homage to nature are also helpful in creating that outdoorsy feel. Reception areas, places where employees gather, and common rooms should be focal points for natural color and textures.

Accents. Bring the outdoors in, literally. Adding plants improves both mood and air quality. Peace lilies and ficus trees are good choices for longevity and ease of maintenance. Add art pieces that feature natural subjects or colors. And don’t discount shape. A large horizontal panoramic photo emulates the outdoors better than a series of square pictures.

Practices. Looking the part is important for the health of your staff, but it is important to extend that treatment into the best practices of your office. Think about limiting paper, creating designated and specific recycling stations, and choosing products that minimize the impact on your employees, clients, and the planet.

Office Finder is ready to work with employers that want to improve productivity by bringing the outdoors in. If you want to find a healthy green office, contact us. We are available to help you navigate your project from start to finish.

Green Office Space: Healthier Employees and Healthier Planet

Target a green office spaceEvery day you see news of large businesses going green in big ways. Anheuser-Busch is switching to 100% renewable energy. Home Depot is putting solar panels on top of some of their stores. There are many motivations behind this trend. While doing something good for the planet is possibly among them, these giants are also improving their public image and saving big money. How can you, as a small business owner, do your part while showing employees and customers you care.

  1. Green Transportation. Encourage employees to carpool, or subsidize bus passes to reduce greenhouse gases from the daily commute. Provide a plug-in station for those first electric car owners, and create a space for bikers to safely store their bikes.
  2. Green Power. There are a lot of ways to reduce your power usage. Be sure computers, equipment, and lights are off at the end of the day. Use as many compact fluorescents and LED lights as possible. Install motion sensors for lights in less frequently used areas. Arrange office furniture in a way that maximizes the natural light you get. Open windows instead of turning on the air conditioning when possible. Solar power is also still sometimes an option when renting an office space. Contact the utility company about buying the solar they produce. Some communities also have very innovative solar power sharing initiatives for renters.
  3. Green Air. Indoor air pollution is bad for the environment and employee health. When painting the walls or replacing carpet, look for more natural, low VOC options. Look for office furniture made from real wood, as opposed to particle board. Use non toxic cleaning supplies, and ensure your cleaning service knows this is your preference.
  4. Green Supplies. Paper is obvious, but it’s worth saying again because many offices still use a lot of it. Go digital as much as possible. Use projector screens for meetings and encourage your staff to make notes on a digital device instead of paper. Avoid printing whenever possible. When you must use paper, buy recycled with the maximum post-consumer content you can find and look for chlorine free. Print on both sides, and use misprints for notepads. Of course always recycle, and make it very easy for your employees to do the same by placing bins in convenient spots. There are also less toxic options for printer cartridges, including recycled ones.
  5. Green Lunch. Providing a fridge and a microwave will go a long way in encouraging employees to skip going out. It reduces car emissions and waste from takeout containers. It’s also almost always healthier. Install water filters to discourage plastic water bottles. Provide a compost bin for food waste. It’s a major source of methane if it goes to the landfill, and most cities now have companies that come pick it up and turn it to rich compost.

Many of these initiatives will save you money. They also result in happier employees and a better image for your brand. Contact us, and we will help you find the perfect green office space.

6 Reasons to Lease Green Commercial Real Estate

green office buildingThe green building market is growing at a rapid pace in the U.S., accounting for an estimated 20 percent of all new commercial construction. What’s more, commercial building owners worldwide are expected to invest $960 billion in making green improvements to their buildings between now and 2023. For commercial tenants, this means that there are an ever increasing number of opportunities and reasons to lease green Commercial real estate in LEED-certified, green buildings.

So why should you lease green commercial real estate? Here are some of the top benefits to tenants:

1. Savings on Utilities
By definition, LEED-certified buildings are more efficient than their traditional counterparts. These buildings are equipped with technologies and equipment that conserve water and electricity. As a tenant in an LEED-certified building, you can expect to use 25 percent less energy, according to studies, and you can also expect lower water bills and reduced heating and cooling costs. One study found that the annual cost for utilities in green buildings was $675.26 cheaper per employee.

2. A Greener Brand
Studies have shown that when given the choice between two companies that are otherwise equal, consumer and B2B customers are more likely to choose the company that has an established a sustainability policy. Leasing space in an LEED-certified company is something that you can promote to show that your company is Eco-conscious. This can be a major differentiator between you and your competitors.

3. Support for Sustainability Initiatives
Many companies today are greening their corporate culture through green initiatives to satisfy stockholders and simply do what’s best for the planet. A move to a green LEED-certified office space can bolster these types of sustainability initiatives and bolster your efforts.

4. Improved Productivity
Green buildings help to boost employee morale, and that has been proven to impact productivity. One study found that employees in bank branches situated in green buildings were more productive than those in other non-green branches. Another study found that employees in bright office spaces with more windows and clear views performed 10 to 25 percent better on memory recall and brain function tests.

5. Fewer Sick Days and Lower Turnover
Green buildings aren’t just healthier for the planet; they’re also better for the health of employees. Improved air quality within LEED-certified buildings has been linked to improved health in employees. Studies have found that employee retention rates in green buildings are significantly higher due to improved employee morale.

6. A Better Position in the Community
Typically, local communities and cities are involved in or at least interested in promoting green commercial development. Leasing green office space can send a positive message to the community where your business operates, casting you in a favorable light with local lawmakers and neighboring businesses. These relationships can be invaluable as your business grows and develops.

When you consider these benefits, it becomes clear that green commercial real estate isn’t just good for the planet; it’s also a boon to businesses who choose to lease in these eco-friendly, sustainable buildings. While rents are often higher in LEED-certified buildings, the benefits often outweigh the increased costs.

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4 Benefits of Having a Green Office Space

Target a green office spaceWhen people hear the phrase “going green,” they tend to think of what people do at home. However, office buildings are getting in on the environmentally friendly lifestyle as a way to cut costs, improve their reputations, and provide a better workplace for their employees. The following benefits of green office space are brought to you courtesy of Tree Hugger and one of our members, NYC Office Suites.

The Benefits of Green Office Space

Benefit #1: Lower Bills

Going green isn’t an inconvenience businesses suffer through to help the environment; it’s a way to save money. Windows that let in more natural light mean there’s less of a need to turn on overhead lamps. LED lights use less power, last longer, and overall are less expensive to use. Most green steps that an office space takes, from bringing in plants to recycling leftover lunch into compost, has a positive impact on the bottom line.

Benefit #2: Healthier Employees

A standard office is full of all kinds of health concerns, from unhealthy air in the ducts, to depressing color schemes that can suck the life out of a day. Going green can help alter the atmosphere, and keep everyone healthy. Office plants, particularly if they’re abundant, can trap contaminants from the air, and keep moisture flowing. Flowers can add a touch of perfume, and the bright colors can have a positive effect on workers’ moods. While putting hanging tomato plants up might seem a little silly, there’s nothing quite like plucking a snack from your hanging planter while you’re going through quarterly returns.

Benefit #3: Increased Productivity

Green office spaces have shown, when compared to their less-green brethren, increased productivity from employees. There’s just something about working in a green office space that helps lubricate the mind, and keep results going strong. Employers know this, and it’s why more and more of them are getting onto the green office space bandwagon as a way to get the best possible performance out of their work forces.

Benefit #4: Positive Company Image

Not only do the younger generations of employees take green office space into consideration when selecting their employers, but clients appreciate the efforts you make in going green. Your company will be perceived as on the leading edge. After all, we all want to make sure that we live and work in a safe environment and going green is a step in that direction. It is the “right thing to do.”

For more information on green office space, and how it can benefit your company, simply contact us today!

6 Tips on Creating a Green Office Space

Going Green iStock_000019333165Going green is not just for people. Many offices are becoming green as a way to support the environment. The methods that office spaces use to become environmentally friendly provides benefits to the company including increased productivity, cost savings, and a more inviting work area for employees. By adding a few eco-friendly features to an office you create a green office space.

1. Reduce Waste

Many offices provide paper cups for employees to drink water, tea and coffee throughout the work day. Although this is convenient, it all creates a lot of waste on a daily basis. A better way to be green is to supply employees with reusable mugs that they can wash every day. Another option is to have employees bring in their own mugs or cups for beverages.

2. Recycle

Every office should have a recycling bin for the discarded soda cans, cardboard boxes, glass bottles and other refuse that can be recycled.By setting aside these items for recycling, your office helps to reduce reliance on the dwindling natural resources.

3. Add Plants

Greenery in an office provides a few benefits. For one, plants improve indoor air quality by absorbing toxins. The plants and tress in an office also bring nature indoors. The aroma and sight of the plants helps to reduce stress during a hectic work day.

4. Use LED Light Bulbs

Offices spend a lot of money on lighting. One way to reduce energy costs is to use LED light bulbs. These bulbs are long-lasting, durable and energy efficient. LED bulbs are an alternative to the traditional incandescent or florescent light bulbs that you have to replace frequently.

5. Lower the Thermostat

Most of the winter energy bills are due to heating the office. Your office can cut down on heating costs by lowering the thermostat a few degrees and asking employees to wear sweaters or layer of clothing.

6. Buy Energy-Efficient Equipment

When it time to replace old printers, copiers, or refrigerators in the break room, buy an Energy Star rated model. Energy-efficient appliances and office equipment use less energy, so electricity costs are lower.

By making a few changes, you can create a green office space that helps your company, employees and the environment. A green office space also improves your public image with customers and can brings in new business. To learn more about locating office space for your company, contact us today.

Five benefits of a Green Office Space

Green Office Space
There are many trends in the world of office space design, but one of the biggest trends in office design is the incorporation of green office space. It is an important trend and making your office space green will have several benefits on your business.

  1. Saving money: Green office spaces save energy and materials. This will save money for your business, that can be redirected somewhere else.
  2. Positive Environmental impact: It is the right thing to do. The world faces many threats, but one of the biggest threats is damage to the environment. Everyone must take action to save the environment. Creating a green office space will have a positive impact on the environment for years to come.
  3. Increased productivity: Productivity is critical to any business, and a green office space can help your workers become much more productive. A recent study found that workers are thirty percent more productive in a green environment than in a conventional workspace. This increased productivity is a difference maker for your business.
  4. Appealing to new employees: Many employees are looking for a company that cares about the environment; to be aligned with their core values. If you want to attract and keep top talent, then showing that you care about the environment will have a positive impact on your recruitment.
  5. Positive Public Relations: In addition to being the right thing to do, protecting the environment is very trendy now. Tapping into this excitement is a smart public relations move. Consider formulating a press release to go along with setting up a green office space. You will definitely see results from this press release.

The future of the office is in green office space design. If you want to ensure that your business is successful, then you must start following the principle of green design today. Contact us for more information on find a green office space for your company.

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5 Low Cost Solutions For A Green Office Space

Green Office SpaceNot every company has the resources to build an entirely new, energy-efficient green office space. That does not mean that your business can’t go green. There are numerous affordable ways to make small changes that when added together with others doing the same, will make a big difference. Whether your business already has an office space or you are looking for a new home for your company, here are a few low-cost solutions for going green.

1. Know Your Carbon Footprint

The place to start your green initiative is with the right information. Customers and clients want to know what your business is doing to help the environment. Start by figuring out your carbon footprint with the EPA’s free carbon calculator.

2. Save Money By Using Less Electricity

Going green is about more than the environment. It saves you money, too. Turning off lights and computers overnight and on the weekends dramatically reduces your energy bill. Maximizing natural lighting is another way to cut back on artificial lights.

Switch to high-efficiency bulbs for those lights that you do use. The energy savings outweigh the initial price and reduce your impact on the environment.

3. Print Smart

Printers are incredibly wasteful. Do a little research into your printing services provider. Select companies that use sustainable methods and buy recycled paper only for your office.

Use email and electronic records to reduce your paper usage. Not only is this green, it is far more cost efficient than using USPS or printing. For notepads, encourage the use of scrap paper instead of office supplies.

4. Make Recycling Easy

The best way to encourage company recycling is to make it as easy as possible for your employees. Placing recycling bins by desks prevents laziness from getting in the way of your recycling goals.

5. Non-Toxic Cleaning Supplies

Health benefits aside, using environmentally friendly cleaning supplies is another easy place to integrate green policies into your office. Buy eco-friendly cleaning agents and recycled paper cleaning products, or employ a cleaning company who shares these values.

Making big changes is hard. Taking these small steps puts your business and the world on the path to a cleaner, brighter future. For more information on finding a green office space near you, contact us.