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ACHIEVE A GREEN OFFICE, IT’S EASY
14-09-2022
Leading a sustainable life and avoiding leaving a footprint on the environment is a task where we can apply it at any time of the day and in any place. Today we are going to focus on doing it in a place where most of us spend a lot of time: the office. And, if you stop to think about it, there is a wide range of improvements to reduce our environmental impact in the workplace.

Want to know how to achieve a green office? Read on!

  • WHAT IS A GREEN OFFICE?


A green office is one that practices the principles of ecology: responsible energy consumption, proper waste management and use of recycled products.

So they can become more profitable companies as they decrease their energy expenditure through efficiency and use recycled components of equal performance.

CHARACTERISTICS OF GREEN OFFICES:

1.- Efficient energy consumption. For example, it has recently entered into force the limitation of indoor temperature to reduce our electricity consumption.

2.- Limited use of paper. By this we mean the digitalization of documents, in this way we can reduce the use of printers, toner, etc.

3.- Promotion of teleworking. Not only we save energy and resources of the office itself, but we also reduce the impact of our footprint by avoiding transfers with the vehicle, in addition to other advantages. At Gomà-Camps, more than a year ago we launched the GC Concilia Work Model with the ultimate goal of facilitating personal reconciliation through teleworking.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A GREEN OFFICE?

1.- Increases cognitive thinking. We can also observe a better use of information, a better ability to develop strategies and, finally, a faster response to a crisis situation.

2.-Motivates employees. A green office reflects happiness to employees by improving their level of concentration and air quality. These facts increase the motivation of workers during their working hours.

3.-A healthy workplace. The air quality, sunlight, spaces to go outside, these examples among many others make this type of offices are ideal and with an unparalleled atmosphere.

4.- Decreases absenteeism. Users of green offices show a 50% decrease in absenteeism rates caused by allergies or illnesses. And a 30% decrease in depression and/or stress rates.

Seeing all the advantages and improvements they can bring, why not take the plunge?

 
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