Turning your office into a green office can be easier than you think when everyone is on board. First and foremost, it is important to note that pollution has become a worldwide epidemic. Who would’ve thought when plastic was created in 1907 that it would become such a massive problem! What was meant to help humanity become somewhat of a plague – and not just for humans, but for the world’s animal and plant populations as well!
All things considered, it’s time to course-correct our mistakes and not just take back our offices, but our planet as well!
Benefits of Turning Your Office into a Green Office
Companies around the world are starting to go green in the office. Not only does research point to this increasing productivity, but it also points to happier, healthier and more efficient employees! Here are a few of the benefits of turning your office into a green office.
Increases Cognitive Function of Employees.
Green offices produce a 26% boost in cognitive thinking. Eco-efficient workspaces had employees score 61% higher on cognitive tests than employees in conventional offices.
Increases Motivation Among Employees.
One study showed an increase of 15% in productivity and motivation when office plants were added to the workplace.
A Green Work Environment Promotes Healthy Employees.
Things like better ventilation, non-toxic cleaning products and natural light all improve the air quality of the workplace. This results in fewer sick days taken by employees!
How to Turn Your Office into a Green Office
Now that we know the benefits, where do we start?
- Place recycling bins around the office.
- Reduce paper waste by going paperless (or at the very least diminishing the use of paper around the office).
- Organize carpools! This helps save on gas while promoting employee bonding.
- Create monthly green challenges such as utilizing no plastic utensils for lunch and snacks.
- Instate an “everything off at night” rule.
- Install solar panels on your office building or install energy-saving windows.
- Lay off the thermostat – increasing the office temperature in the summer and decreasing it in the winter by one degree can impact savings for offices!
- Maximize natural light!
- Place plants around the office!
In summary, turning your office into a green office not only can save you money, but it helps the planet while simultaneously boosting employee moral! Another interesting tip that can increase employee morale and overall health is ensuring they are staying hydrated. Click here to read more about how hydrated employees are more productive employees!
About Aquasani in Springfield, Mo.
Aquasani is an authorized dealer for Rainsoft, WaterLogic, & JavaSmart. Based in Springfield, Mo., Aquasani services areas in the Ozarks including Jefferson City, Springfield, Mo., Ozark, Nixa, Rogersville, Republic, Joplin, Branson and even Harrison, Arkansas, and Bentonville. In essence, we service Mid-Missouri, Southwest Missouri, and Northwest Arkansas, and have been servicing these areas since 2004. We provide home water softener systems, drinking water filtration systems, whole house air purification systems, problem-solving water filtration systems for homes and offices, and we also offer a coffee service to businesses in these above-mentioned areas as well.
Aside from our purification systems, we also sell all-natural cleaning products and household items which are environmentally friendly and low-cost.
The coffee service business is simple: an office purchases coffee from us, and we provide the coffee maker/dispenser (including Keurig coffee makers), deliver the coffee to the office as often as needed, and we even clean the coffee makers monthly.
We specialize in water filtration and purification for both commercial businesses and residential homes. If that isn’t enough, we provide free trials for our coffee and water cooler services. If you would like a free estimate, schedule an appointment with us by calling (417) 881-4000 or fill out the form below and one of our Aquasani teammates will sort you out!