We’re all looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly at home and work. We can make many changes to lower our carbon footprint, save water and more, and the results are multiplied in bigger premises such as commercial buildings. We all know about turning lights off when a room is not in use to save electricity. And your office may have already gone paperless. But in this guide, we will share a few switches that can have a considerable impact. These changes are largely one-off switches and only require a little ongoing maintenance to continue seeing the benefits.
Save Water With Eco-Conscious Bathrooms
Opt for push taps in the bathrooms to reduce water wastage in your building. Dual flush toilets are also a good way to avoid using more water than necessary. And, of course, be proactive with property maintenance and repairs. Don’t leave leaks untreated. Call a plumber and fix the issue as soon as it arises to avoid ongoing water waste.
Switch To An Energy-Efficient Boiler
A heating system is one of the biggest sources of energy consumption in any building. Swapping an older boiler for a new energy-efficient option will prevent heat loss and wasted energy reducing your energy bills and your carbon footprint. A commercial boiler will need more output than a domestic one, but it is important to choose a suitable model for the space you are heating to avoid overspending. At Kiasu, we can assist you with choosing the right energy-efficient model and commercial boiler installations. Make sure you keep up with boiler servicing and maintenance to maintain efficiency and continue to reap the benefits (and avoid emergency boiler repairs).
Use Environmentally Friendly Travel Options
Road transport makes a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. So incentivising employees to take alternative, more eco-friendly travel options is a great way to go green. Cycle-to-work schemes, for example, could make it easier for employees to swap four wheels for two – which will positively impact the environment and their health.
Provide For Electric Car Users
For many, walking or cycling to the office may not be practical. But even for drivers, some options are more eco-friendly than others. We’ve all heard about the environmental benefits of electric vehicles. However, the major hindrance with EVs is accessibility to charging. Admittedly this is far less of an issue than in past years with many charge points throughout the country. But you can do your part to help people make the transition to EVs. EV charging points are surprisingly affordable and a fantastic way to accommodate more eco-friendly travel options.
Use Eco-Friendly Products And Suppliers
Finding ways to make eco-friendly changes in your business is incredible. Now it’s time to find other like-minded people. Working with companies that share your love for the planet is a brilliant way to minimise your carbon footprint and more. Suppliers are key to your business’s environmental impact. The initial switch may be a bit time-consuming, but once the change is made, the positive impact will begin to mount up month after month.
Speak To Our Commercial Maintenance Team
At Kiasu Workforce, we deliver property maintenance to commercial buildings nationwide. We have a team of experts available to deliver plumbing and heating services, including some of the eco-friendly solutions discussed above. To learn more about how we can assist with commercial boiler installations, EV charging stations, and more call us on 0208 988 1662
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