How These 3 Small Office Tweaks Will Rocket Your Profitability

We have all heard the warnings from environmentalists who say that our planet is facing dire circumstances.

However, aside from recycling at home, what have you really done to better our environment?

While changes at home are good, think bigger, and consider upgrading your workspace to make it more environmentally-friendly.

And the best part is that while making your office green will require upfront capital, there are many benefits to making these changes, such as:

Lowering Electricity & Water Bills

One of the easiest improvements you can make to lower your carbon footprint is to upgrade your electronics and appliances.

Replacing toilets, radiators, air conditioners, dishwashers and refrigerators for more eco-friendly models will save on water and electricity, which will lower your utility bills every single month.

Additionally, office equipment accounts for about 15 percent of all electricity consumption in offices.

Purchasing plug-in timers can significantly cut costs of equipment that is left on when it is not being used.

Purchasing office technology that has the “ENERGY STAR” label will guarantee to save you money on your electricity bill.

Increase Brand Exposure

Customers are easily able to look up any information about the businesses they support.

Since many people worldwide are increasingly interested in saving the environment, a company that has a green initiative is much more appealing to this client base.

Sharing the eco-friendly upgrades you are doing in your office, as well as initiating a corporate social initiative to support a certain cause will create buzz for your business, and increase your customer base and sales.

Promote Employees’ Health

“More than 130 million workdays are lost in the UK each year through sickness absence, costing businesses an estimated £32 billion,” according to

By making changes, such as creating more natural light by opening up the blinds and shutting off artificial light during the day, you will help to improve the health of your employees.

By having access to sunlight, their Vitamin D levels will get higher, bolstering their immune systems and preventing them from getting sick.

As well, adding proper ventilation can not only save on air conditioning costs, but can also prevent toxins and contaminants in the air from building up and helping to spread germs from viruses and infections inside the office.

This will keep your employees healthier, leading them to take fewer days off.

Thanks again

Mark Williams

Head of Training and Development

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Mark Williams is a learning and development professional, using business psychology and multiple intelligences to create fascinating and quickly-identifiable learning initiatives in the real-world business setting. Mark’s role at MTD is to ensure that our training is leading edge, and works closely with our trainers to develop the best learning experiences for all people on learning programmes. Mark designs and delivers training programmes for businesses both small and large and strives to ensure that MTD’s clients are receiving the very best training, support and services that will really make a difference to their business.