Tips for Working Towards a More Sustainable Office Space

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Working Towards a More Sustainable Office Space: Tips for an Eco-Friendly Office

September 8, 2022

As businesses around the world continue to grow and evolve, more options for sustainable and alternative office spaces emerge. This is partly driven by a more eco-conscious workforce and the push for businesses to do more to become environmentally friendly.

Coworking spaces are one of the best ways to achieve a more sustainable office space that has a limited impact on the environment. In this article, we’ll cover everything from what makes a sustainable office space to how coworking spaces support it and some easy tips for making any office space more sustainable.

What is a Sustainable Office Space?

A sustainable office is one that aims to limit its environmental impact. This can be achieved in a number of ways, but it usually involves reducing the amount of resources and energy used by the office. Sustainable offices also benefit employees as they will be happier due to increased autonomy, which leads to higher productivity and lower turnover rates.

In addition to these benefits, coworking spaces are becoming more popular because they can help you save money on rent and utility costs. If your company is thinking about new office space options, consider moving to a hybrid work environment or a coworking space. You’ll not only benefit from the reduced cost of resources, but also reduce your environmental impact and create a better working environment for your employees.

Sustainable Office Space Tips

There are many easy ways to make your office more sustainable. Consider these easy tips for a more sustainable office space:

  • Use recycled paper and other eco-friendly supplies and products.
  • Incorporate natural lighting wherever you can to avoid artificial light and improve employees’ overall well-being.
  • Turn computers off at night, so that they aren’t wasting energy when no one is around to see them or use them.
  • Recycle as much as possible, be it paper or plastic bottles. Try to choose recyclable options whenever you can.
  • Add plants to the office space to improve air quality and boost moods.
  • Consider a hybrid work environment where people can move between collaborative spaces and individual spaces. Coworking spaces are a great option for those who work in a hybrid environment and don’t need a full-time office space.

How Coworking Spaces Support Sustainability

Coworking spaces have a lot of benefits that support sustainability. Here are our top three:

  1. More natural lighting: Coworking spaces typically feature big windows and plenty of natural light, which helps reduce electricity use and improve people’s happiness, energy and mental health.
  2. Shared space and resources: Coworking spaces encourage collaborative projects, which means fewer office supplies and resources are needed per employee. That also reduces waste from packaging materials and trash cans full of paper or plastic cups from the break room.

Local accessibility & ‘green’ commuting: By working in a coworking space, you’re likely to be surrounded by other people who live close by—meaning fewer carbon emissions from long commutes. This can also help increase your awareness about local businesses and restaurants that care about their impact on the environment; making it easier for you to make sustainable choices when shopping for food or buying new clothes for work. They also allow for ‘greener’ commuting like taking your bike to work, taking the bus, or walking.

Venture X is Dedicated to Sustainability

At Venture X Canada, sustainability is one of our key values along with social impact, diversity, community, paying it forward, inclusion, integrity, authenticity, kindness, respect, and fun. We are committed to doing everything we can to make our office spaces as sustainable as possible.

One way we have contributed to an eco-friendlier office is by using a water filter to eliminate plastic bottles. Over the past year and a half, we have saved nearly 20,900 bottles with our elkwy flittered water units.

Sustainable office spaces promote productivity, creativity, and collaboration while minimizing waste and energy use. Coworking spaces allow many people to share resources and space which creates a lot of value for a lot of people from a single location. Coworking spaces eliminate the need for small businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and other workers to have their own office space. Private individual office spaces are likely not used as frequently or effectively as coworking spaces and contributes to excessive energy usage that could be limited by sharing a workspace.

If your business is thinking about going green, or moving to a hybrid work schedule, choosing a coworking office space a good place to start.

Consider a Venture X Canada location for your new office space. We offer a variety of office space solutions that will fit your needs including private offices, open desks, and virtual offices.