Working timetables in indoor offices may sometimes seem not to finish at all, but what about if would be possible to enjoy that time spent at the desk?
Psychological conditions mostly affect our perception of time and life quality, so the same is for how we evaluate our jobs. A striking example is that it has been researched and demonstrated that office air quality really affects employees’ productivity.
Also many good Managers may be taking care more and more about the working environment inside the company, which can often affect the business performance. That’s why we are proposing right here a series of sustainable practices in workplaces, as many companies are adapting (or are willing to) to the new era of sustainability and circular economy.
Cut down on paper use
A single employee uses around $50-200 per year on printing and $1000 per year if premium paper is consumed.
That’s why reducing paper consumption can benefit both the company budget and the global environment.
Paper, along with ink and toner cartridges, is a type of office supplies. If it is running out, it does not lead to instant downtime but can be a significant expense item for accounting departments.
Even though our society is more dependent on modern technology than ever before, many offices still rely on paper or other forms of tangible documentation. Not only can the use of paper build clutter in the office, but it’s also not a secure way to save information. That’s before you consider the environmental impact of using hundreds of reams of paper every day.
The key strategy is to improve digitalization and reduce paper usage at the most.
The staff often uses printers for business needs, situation may always arise when a printer cartridge or paper pack suddenly runs out, and supplies are not coming shortly.
Naturally, managers will have a question “why did the supplies run out so fast?” and “why there’s no paper left already?”. That’s why the first step is understanding the printing habits in your office. Maybe one of your employees makes up 70% off the print usage? Do your employees print personal documents or unnecessary web pages?
All of these processes could be monitored and reduced, with a simple double-sided Print, paper can be like real estate. To make the most out of it, we have to be sure to utilize every inch of purchased space. We’ll start off with one of the easiest to implement and most productive methods to cut down on paper usage—double-sided, or duplexed, printing.
Make sure that your team knows about the advantage of double-sided print by sending out an email regarding the benefits and instructions on how to do it correctly. You can also start a company-wide Going Green initiative by placing informational signs around the office, especially in areas near the print device. Creating an environment that passively encourages transition, effective implementation, and acceptance from all team members is more likely to occur with less resistance.
Once everyone understands the perks of printing double-sided and has had time to adjust, the next step is for the IT team to switch the printer’s existing default properties from single-sided print to duplex. Now, all print jobs will automatically be double-sided.
If a team member wants to print single-sided, no worries. The end-user can easily switch their print setting for that job and temporarily print single-sided whenever the need arises.
Make sure to delete old emails
Text-based emails emit about 4 grams of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) They also estimate that an average year of emailing emits about 136 kilograms of CO2e, which is about the same impact as driving 200 miles in a gas-powered car.
Sending 65 emails is equivalent to driving a mile by car in terms of energy.
What’s important about it is that employees could reduce by a lot both their costs and impact on the environment by simply deleting unused online storage. If every person only deleted 10 spam emails, they could save 1,725,00 gigabytes of storage space and around 55.2 million kilowatts of power.
Adopt Clean Air Zones strategy
Air quality is the most important factor in indoor environment, that’s why Seeders Capital has been working to evaluate air quality capacities in many different areas and developed the Clean Air Zone strategy. The aim is to let workplaces have the same breeze felt at the park and in natural environments. Clean Air Zone brings that experience to your indoor environment because it is your right to breathe clean air.
A key factor is that environmental regulations are typically considered to be a drag on the economy. However, improved environmental quality may actually enhance productivity by creating a healthier workforce. Evidence suggests that improvements in air quality lead to improvements in worker productivity across a range of sectors, including agriculture, manufacturing, and the service sectors.
A bad air quality in workplaces can therefore easily lead employees to be fatigued, sleepy, stressed, depressed, unproductive, uncreative and more susceptible to infections indoors.
Offices can really benefit from Clean Air Zones, which help building owners and managers achieve higher occupancy and tenancy rates, increase energy savings, lower their facility management costs, and reduce carbon emissions. we help you make more money and create a better tenant experience. Supporting your managing activities throughout your sustainable transition.
Seeders Capital strategy includes important partnerships with Naava and uHoo, to install natural elements in workplaces, purify the air and therefore improving productivity.