Top 7 Energy Savings Tips for Corporate Offices
As a professional company that specializes in providing superior commercial cleaning, we've picked up a few tricks over the years. For starters, the most efficient way to clean the office is by doing it in one sweep, two to three times a week. Or, if needed, cleaning on a daily basis is highly recommended. We've also learned a thing or two about boosting energy efficiency in other ways. Here's a quick look at 7 of the best energy saving tips for corporate offices that we've learned while running an office cleaning service.
1. Implement a no-paper policy
It might seem a bit odd at first, but the more you reduce paper usage in the office, the more energy efficient your workspace will be. Think about it. Less paper means less clutter. And the less clutter you have, the more organized the office will be, and energy efficiency is all about being organized. The best way to go paperless is by going digital.
2. Have a shut-off switch for each office
When workers leave at the end of the day, all of their electronics should be turned off. A shut-off switch in each office is highly recommended, as it allows office equipment to be turned off according to who has and has not left for the day.
3. Have an audit performed
In order to start saving energy, you first need to see where you're wasting it. An energy audit is a quick and simple way to see where your office can be more energy efficient.
4. Have your workers recycle
When it comes to trash, there's a right and wrong way to go about getting rid of it. Let's focus on the right way, which is to recycle anything and everything that can be recycled. By setting up recycle bins, you can implement a recycling policy. These bins are especially useful in both offices and in the lounge and kitchen areas.
5. Use all equipment on save energy mode
Almost all mechanical and digital equipment these days can be used on a save energy mode, so make sure all office equipment is set to this feature.
6. Use a programmable thermostat
If you don't have a programmable thermostat, you don't ever know the true temperature in your office. This is why you should invest in a digital, programmable thermostat. Best of all, with one of these thermostats, you can set the temperature to change at different times of the day, which greatly enhances energy efficiency.
7. Have your workers use natural lighting
As much as possible, you should have your workers use natural lighting coming through windows and skylights. This reduces the energy spent on lighting the office.