A sustainable approach has rapidly become a part of the brand’s purpose. Many companies are acknowledging environmental conditions and taking active steps to reduce their carbon footprint. This approach is significantly changing the workspace’s design as they now incorporate more natural elements to minimize the use of non-renewable resources. This approach benefits not only the environment but also business expenses and employees’ health. Here are 5 additional ways facility managers can go green.
Facility Managers: Install LED Lighting
Facility managers can install LED lighting in workspaces, they have a longer lifespan than traditional bulbs and low voltage functions. Also, these lights do not emit harmful UV rays or heat compared to regular bulbs. In fact, to see the difference, you can measure how much power or watts are consumed while emitting light using lumens. This will help you understand how much you are saving on energy bills. You can also dim LED lights as required, helping you save energy and minimize costs.
Use Advanced Sensors
Sensors, nowadays, are not uncommon in workspaces. Facility managers can incorporate advanced sensors in all available systems, including HVAC, lighting, and safety. Lighting sensors, for instance, will monitor the room; if there is no movement, lights will go off automatically. Likewise, if the HVAC system runs into any problems, managers will get an instant update on the dedicated app, reducing the response time. This reduces energy consumption and wastage and increases the efficiency of the workspace.
Optimize Energy Efficiently
As mentioned before, companies are smartly designing their workspace wherein energy usage is reduced. So the office seating arrangement can be designed in such a way that employees can access natural sunlight and ventilation. This minimizes the requirement of lights or air conditioning in the early hours of the day, saving energy usage and minimizing carbon footprint over time.
Use Eco-friendly Cleaning Agents
Cleaning agents consist of harmful chemicals that severely affect the environment and property. When these chemicals enter the drain, they get mixed with the soil and water bodies. Further, they can potentially turn the land infertile, pollute the water and disrupt the biodiversity, impacting the ecosystem. Therefore, facility managers can opt for eco-friendly cleaning agents that adhere to environmental protocols. Such cleaning agents prevent environment, property, and human damage.
Use Solar Energy
Solar energy replaces the usage of non-renewable resources. It harnesses sunlight and converts it into electricity. This naturally absorbed energy can generate electricity while completely replacing fossil fuels, coal, and natural gas. This will eliminate the carbon footprint and emissions of harmful chemicals.
Going green is the ultimate way to create comfortable lives. Facility managers are making robust strategies to go green and make the future better. This also creates a positive impression on clients and customers associated with going green.
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