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Ways You Can Maintain and Keep Your Business Environmentally Friendly

25th April 2017

Are you looking for ways to make your business more environmentally friendly? Taking steps to make your business greener won’t just benefit the environment; it will also help you to cut costs too.

There are a lot of ways you can maintain and keep your business environmentally friendly and below we’ll look at just some of the best.

Lowering your printing and electrical running times

One of the easiest and best ways to become greener is to take a look at your electrical and printing processes. Simple changes such as switching off electrical equipment when it’s not in use and printing double sided pages wherever possible will make a huge difference.

It’s also possible to invest in smart, energy saving switches which can also make a drastic improvement. Also, encouraging employees, clients and customers to contact you via email rather than written communication will help cut the amount of paper used.

If you have the budget, it’s also worth replacing any outdated electrical systems. Newer models are designed to be more environmentally friendly and will use much less energy than older ones.  

Use LED lighting

Lighting is one of the major energy drains in any business. Switching to LED or energy saving lighting will make a dramatic difference to your company’s impact on the environment.

Not only is LED lighting better for the planet, but it’s also better for your staff too. The artificial light produced by non-LED bulbs are known to cause all kinds of health issues. So, if your employees have been complaining of frequent headaches, it’s possible the lighting could be a contributing factor.

Choose your energy company wisely

The supplier you choose to provide your company’s fuel is equally as important. If you’re not already, make sure to choose a company which is renowned for supplying affordable, environmentally friendly fuel such as Ovo Energy Ltd.

This simple change could save you a fortune on your annual energy bills too. So, it’s a two-in-one benefit comparing and switching to a more environmentally friendly energy supplier.

Overall, there are lots of ways you can make your business greener these days. No matter what your budget, there’s always changes you can make that will benefit both you and the environment. It’s also worth looking into government funded grants which could give you the funding you need to make substantial greener changes such as insulation and solar powered lighting.

Corey is an all round tech guru who has worked at some major blue chip companies. He started Poweronemedia to share his views and knowledge with the rest of the blogging world.