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1 Toggle below knowyourplanet.org/business/office-environment Office environment Low cost and no cost measures Natural lighting and artificial lighting Heating, ventilation and air condition Office equipment Involvement of staff You know its true, its in the news, on the internet and your TV. You can save money and carbon in the office but how?

2 Toggle below knowyourplanet.org/business/office-environment Low cost and no cost measures An office environment is often a dynamic and personal space where people spend a great deal of their time –There are many solutions which will be benefit people, save costs and help the environment –Using more daylight where possible, keeping office temperatures steady increases wellbeing –Many solutions are common sense and a matter of increased awareness. Education is always a cost effective solution.

3 Toggle below knowyourplanet.org/business/office-environment Natural lighting and artificial lighting Avoiding having the curtains drawn when there is plenty of free sunlight outside –Use blinds to re-direct the light Think about your light usage habits –Would you leave all the lights on at home? Light and motion sensors –Ask your manager to install lighting sensors in the office, this will reduce costs in the long term –Motions sensors can activate lighting when you are present and are easily installed by a qualified electrician

4 Toggle below knowyourplanet.org/business/office-environment Artificial lighting and where to save

5 Toggle below knowyourplanet.org/business/office-environment Heating, ventilation and air condition Office temperature is a hot potato – why? –Error rate is greatly increased with up to 25% at lower temperatures (below 18 degrees) –One fifth of office workers say that heating dilemmas cause confrontation in the office –WHO research has found that when the temperature is above 26 degrees, the productivity falls over 20%

6 Toggle below knowyourplanet.org/business/office-environment Heating, ventilation and air condition Heating can account to as much as 20-40% of energy costs in a typical office – but before making changes –Get feedback from the staff, heating can be a politically tricky issue –Remember to take hot and cold spots into consideration. Further insulation and draught proofing could be required Remember –Match heating to work hours –A well and correctly heated office leads to a better working environment

7 Toggle below knowyourplanet.org/business/office-environment Office equipment Office equipment energy consumption represents 15% of total energy consumption in offices. Here are a few suggestions –Switch off equipment not in use –Use multi sockets for your equipment so you can manually turn off and avoid the energy consuming standby –Make sure that all new office equipment has the best energy effeciency posible

8 Toggle below knowyourplanet.org/business/office-environment Involvement of staff Remember, saving energy benefits everyone. Having the right conditions make a more healthy and happy workforce –Set up workgroups to look at the environmental impact of the department/business –Organise team competitions, staff incentives and give ownership of carbon savings –Provide management support

9 Toggle below knowyourplanet.org/business/office-environment Thank for your time! If you would like to know more about the various ways in which your company and staff can save money and help the environment please go to. If you would like to arrange presentations and training sessions tailored to your business needs, please contact sales on +44 (0)

10 Toggle below knowyourplanet.org/business/office-environment For further information For Business –www.carbontrust.co.ukwww.carbontrust.co.uk Free consultation, advice, tools and much more available. For private people –www.actonco2.direct.gov.ukwww.actonco2.direct.gov.uk –www.energysavingtrust.org.ukwww.energysavingtrust.org.uk


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