Blog > Tips for a Greener Workplace Part 6
In keeping with our recent blogs, here are some further green tips for the workplace.
1. Avoid Air Fresheners
Many of these products contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other environmentally unfriendly chemicals. Plug-in air fresheners are even worse as they use electricity as well. Either use natural air fresheners or just open that window!
2. Vending Machines
If you have a vending machine at work, think about putting in a timing device for it. This can turn off the machine at night, saving energy and money. On average if a vending machine was switched off at nights and weekends, it will save a tonne of CO2 a year.
3. Heat Reflector on Radiators
If it has not already been done, put a reflective panel behind the radiator. Up to 70 % of the heat from the back of the radiator can be used to heat the wall behind it. By using a reflective panel, this will bounce this wasted heat back into the room.
4. Go for a flat screen
If your office still has some old PC?s with the old CRT monitors, think about replacing them. The newer flat-panel monitors use up to less 50% electricity to run, saving your business money and energy. Please remember to recycle all your old monitors though.
5. Insulate your pipes
This can be a quick and easy option to reduce energy use in the workplace. Buy some pipe insulation foam strips and place them on the pipes.
Stay tuned for further green tips on the GreenBuying.co.uk blog.
by Dan Atiyah | 4 March 2011