Sustainability in office design has been predicted to be even more important and popular than ever in 2022, with many businesses becoming more environmentally conscious of their responsibility to do their bit in reducing the carbon footprint. There are so many ways to add more sustainability into your office design, no matter the size of your business or the budget you are working with, there is always an opportunity to be more forward thinking and incorporating this into an office refurbishment or office fitout, and so we’re sharing some of the ways you can make your office design more sustainable in 2022.
Going paperless in your office is one of the easiest ways to add more sustainability to your office and it’s surroundings, there are so many digital options to store important documents and files now it’s a no brainer to go completely paperless in your office if you are not already.
If it’s not entirely possible to go paperless in your business, then using recycled paper and asking for FSC certified paper is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint if you can’t go completely paperless in your office.
Making your office a plastic free zone as much as possible will work wonders in reducing your businesses carbon footprint, ditching single use plastic cups and water bottles is a great first step for getting rid of plastic, and you could even have branded company water bottles made for employees to ensure they are not using single use plastic in the office too.
Using your artificial in a more sustainable way has a great impact on reducing your carbon footprint in the office, with many lighting options that are built to be more environmentally friendly, reducing the amount of energy use is not only good for the planet but for your business finances too and will save you money over the years to come.
Utilising as much natural lighting as you possibly can in your office and making sure you turn all lights off in unused rooms or when you leave a room, are great habits to pick up in your office environment and will have more of an impact on your energy usage than you may think.
Buy recycled furniture
Buying recycled furniture to fit into your office design is another great way to make your office more sustainable in 2022. If you want to refurbish your office, a great way to do so is by either recycling or upcycling old furniture or buying furniture from brands that use recycled materials to make new furniture: checkout the environmental credentials of various office furniture manufacturers to discover the right fit for your business.
There are so many options and ways to find furniture that are built from recycled materials and it won’t break the bank either if you are on a tight budget, and if you’re on a very small budget, upcycling your current furniture can be a great way to save money whilst reducing the amount of unnecessary purchases and the demand for newly built furniture, which in turn helps the environment.