If you are one of those business owners who have decided to go green and become environment conscious, here are some tips to help you accomplish your goal. One thing you can do is to reduce your energy consumption, which means turn off lights and your computer as you leave in the evening. Use natural light whenever it is possible and when not, use light bulbs that are energy efficient. In regard to your heating units and air conditioners make sure put them on a timer switch, have them checked by a qualified technician yearly, and replacing or cleaning the air filter at least once a month.
When you are ready to buy new equipment, make sure that you are looking for features that are energy saving and eco friendly to help lower the costs of operating it by being more efficiently. If possible, lease office equipment instead of purchasing it. When they cannot be repaired any longer, the manufacturer can get rid of them the right way. These can include computers, copiers, and other office equipment.
Look for ways to reduce and re-cycle waste such as paper. Use the unused side of printed pages such as forms that are out of date to print out memos, drafts and other in-house communication. Use email whenever possible.
You can also make your office greener by adding peace lilies and spider plants. By using these two particular plants, you will be able to filter out any germs in the air. You can also use calming candles or incense with light scents such as lavender.